BANDUNG-Kafilah of Bandung regency became the champion at the 15th Tilawatil Qur'an Selection (STQ) Provincial Level of West Java 2017 with 24 points. Meanwhile, the runner-up was Kafilah from Bandung city with 22 points. And in the third place was Kafilah from Sukabumi regency with 11 points.
The announcement was delivered by the Chairman of the Adjudicators of STQ, Prof. Dr. KH. T. Fuad Wahab, who was accompanied by the Secretary, Dr. H. Syukriadi Sambas, at the closing ceremony of the 15th STQ Provincial Level of West Java 2017, at Islamic Da'wah Centre ( PUSDAI) Plaza of West Java, at Dipenogoro street, Bandung, Thursday (13/4/2017).
The Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan, said that all the champions on the 15th STQ would be prepared to be West Java representatives for STQ on National Level in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, on July 13th-22nd 2017.
"Alhamdulillah, tonight, the STQ on Provincial Level of West Java 2017 has been completed. The champions whether Qari-Qariah, Hafidz-Hafidzah, and Mufassir-Mufassirah are the best. The adjudicators had to choose the best from the best, now we have the provincial team from the champions of STQ on provincial level to join the STQ on National Level in North Kalimantan," he said.
Next, the champions who fought since April 8th-13th 2017, and had competed with 207 males and 165 females participants, on STQ which consisted of Musabaqah Tilawatil Quran (MTQ), Musabaqah Hifdzil Quran (MHQ), and Musabaqah Tafsiril Quran, they deserved to earn throphy, certificate, and money. In addition, there was also a door prize Umroh from the Governor of West Java, Ahmad Heryawan; the Vice Governor of West Java, Deddy Mizwar; Officials from Office of Highways of West Java, H. M Guntoro; Baznas of West Java, and donors and also other institutions, that was shared through lottery.
The Governor also said that there was a remarkable progress specifically on Musabaqah Hifdzil Quran (MHQ).For example, the champion of MHQ with the 297,50 points on MHQ for 30 juzz was from Kafilah of Bandung regency, who was a disabled, Hadian Akbar.
Aher was very proud regarding the achievement, where a disabled (blind) became the champion of Hifdzil Quran 30 juzz, defeated those wo could read Quran with their eyes.
"We have to be ashamed! Someone who 'cannot see' can memorise all 30 juzz, not only memorise but also a champion, this is extraordinary. We can see, but we haven't memorised as well as him, it is possible that we read Quran less than him everyday," he said.
In addition, other that could make us proud was stated by Aher that currently there were so many Hafidz Quran, and those who memorised Quran were mainly from Senior High Scool (SMA), college students, not from Islamic boarding scool.
"If there is a hafidz from Madrasah Aliyah, or Islamic Boarding School, it is ordinary. But those who from SMA or even college dtudents from civil engineering, or even medical students, it is extraordinary," he said.
The Governoe also encouraged the tren to become the momentum for the society to start civilise Al-Quran at their homes. As the guideliness of life, Al Quran as the 'manual book' in creating a better generation.
"This is as a momentum to make Al Quran as our guideliness of life, then we make it as a referece in life, then we lift the spirit as a new culture, which is the culture to read Al Quran, understand Al Quran, and finish Al Quran. This is very important for all of us in our nation if we want to have a better generation in moral, and if we want to create that kind of generation we have to refer to Al Quran," he added.
There were several officials who attended the 15th STQ on Provincial Level of West Java 2017, the Regional Secretary, Iwa Karniwa; the Head of Regional Office of Ministry of Religion, A. Buchori; Karo Yansos of West Java; several officials from West Java Povincial Government; and also member of Regional House of Representatives of West Java. The event was closed in fanfare by the performance of young singer, Fatin Shidqia Lubis.