The Grand, bi-yearly event of National Students’ Musabaqah Tilawatil Qur’an (MTQMN) XVI 2019 took place in Syiah Kuala Banda University, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam from the end of July to early August 2019. A team of students from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) placed third in the male’s 10 Juz Hifdzil Qur’an competition.
Abdul Hamid Irwan, a student of Mechanical Engineering, received the award. When interviewed by a team from UMY’s Office of Human Resources and Protocol on Sunday (12/8), Abdul Hamid stated that he was supported by the campus and his parents. “This achievement is because of support from UMY and my parents who always pray for me and supported me. I believe that a result shall never betray the effort used to achieve it,” Abdul stated.
He also stated that the competition was very fierce. “My competition was very fierce, and I thank god that between the 20 competitors from UMY, one of us won third place. The finals of the competition had a total of 51 universities, the most an MTQMN competition ever had,” he added.
Abdul hopes that in the future, more UMY students are willing to participate for future MTQMN competitions. “I hope that students from UMY can raise interest for reading the Qur’an and improve themselves, each other, and the campus,” he added. (CDL)