A student from Pharmacy Study Program, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Azzam Muttaqin won the first place on the National Musabaqah Tartil Quran (MTQ) for bachelor of pharmacy/pharmacist program hosted by Universitas Jenderal Ahmad Yani (UNJANI). (Banda Aceh, 8 May 2021)
From USK, there were two participants competing in this event, Azzam and Haikal. Both of them were signed into the male pharmacy category.
“I was interested in this competition so I signed up after being informed by the Pharmacy Student Association in early April.”, Azzam said.
In the preliminary round, the participants needed to send a 5-minute video where they recited murottal. On 30 April 2021, Azzam and Haikal sent a video for the preliminary round and got the announcement on 6 May.
“Alhamdulillah, I was in the top three in the preliminary round and thus able to compete in the final round.”
In the preliminary round, Azzam was in third place with a score of 77. In first place was a representative from Universitas Andalas with a score of 83,6. In second place with a score of 78 was a representative from IAIN Tulung Agung. Meanwhile, Haikal was in seventh place and did not make it into the final.
The final round was scheduled on 8 may via Zoom and was also streamed on the BEM Farmasi UNJANI Youtube channel.In this round, each participant was challenged to recite Qur’an for 5-10 minutes. The winners were announced at around 12, after the closing ceremony. Azzam won first place in this national event. The second place went to Universitas Andalas and the third place went to IAIN Tulung Agung.
Azzam had previously competed in a province-level competition in the Hifzil Quran category for 5 Juz. In 2019 and 2020, Azzam also won in the MTQ hosted by UKM LDK FOSMA in the same category.