International Quran Recital Competition, Malaya

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

Tunku Abdul Rahman (first Malaysian premier) was a founder of the International Quran Recital 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.