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International Quran Reading Competition

The International Quran Reading Competition or Tilawah Al-Quran is the international Islamic Quran reading event that is held annually since 1961 in Malaysia.


Tunku Abdul Rahman (first Malaysian premier) was a founder of the International Quran Reading Competition. The program was started on 9 March 1961 at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur and 7 countries took part in this competition including Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Sarawak and Malaya. On 1985 the competition was moved to the Putra World Trade Centre.