KADEMI al-Quran as well as the plans a reality television (TV) that requires all participants gave their commitment, focus and thus try to capture the tournament title.
Four Finalists Akademi Al-Quran fifth season (AQ5) of Suhaila Zulkifli, Mohammad Nasir Mohamad Salleh, Mohd. Syahrian Shah and Mohamed Husaini Mahmur no exception through the same experience.
In fact, the participants of the reality TV TV9 issue was also forced to sacrifice their time and energy over the 12 episodes of the competition to continue to AQ5 finals to be held on 26 March.
Zulkifli Suhaili for example, are forced to take leave for three months from continuing his studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) just want to concentrate on studying the match al-Quran.
"I never thought I would be successful until the final AQ5. This is because, I think only able to continue competing until the third week alone. But I will allegedly not be eligible to compete until the final.
"However, during this tournament I had applied for leave of three months to enable me, if eligible to compete until the final," he said during the photography session at the Star Studio, Kuala Lumpur recently.
According to the graduates of al-Quran and the Sunnah of the IIUM, he was willing to suspend their studies for a while to grab the opportunity to compete in a reality TV program that he described it difficult to release.
What's more, says 22 year old girl, her participation in the AQ5 not just getting encouragement from parents and family but friends sekuliah in IIUM also supportive.
"It is not easy to join because all participants AQ5 great-great alone. Not to compete, want to join the test session was also his talent to compete with many other players.
"That does not include the competition which should be encountered during the contest in which he challenged AQ5 my credibility, especially when confronted with a panel of judges who judge the competition.
"All that is my challenge, and other partners. The challenge is getting stronger because I was the only female players to compete in the final stages of this AQ5. It was a struggle that must be confronted me, "he said.
For Mohamed Nasir, he also like Lily is forced to take study leave for three months but also to sacrifice to learn more detailed reading of the verses of the Koran from his father, Mohamad Salleh.
Although the study began reading the Quran since the age of six years, but the graduates of the University of Malaya (UM) is still to learn that until the moment he was selected to participate in AQ5 which began last January 8.
"Sacrifice me to join my AQ5 is still learning how to read the Koran from my parents until now. All this experience helped me a bit of competing in this competition.
"I'm more interested in reading the AQ5 taranum but I also taught reading methods qiraat more difficult reading. I have more to sacrifice to learn the rules of reading.
"If I sacrifice time at UM for graduate studies, but in AQ5 I also had to sacrifice the time to focus on the areas of reading qiraat strange to me. This is because, I never learned qiraat before, "he said.
Usul Fiqh graduates and turns 21 this year that will end four years of study it hopes will increase its participation in AQ5 more knowledge in reading the Quran, including qiraat.
Due to increasing competition by AQ5 finals, Mohamed Husaini Mahmur well as other players are no exception to sacrifice more time to enhance the reading of the Qur'an.
Former students in Gemencih Maahad Ahmadi, Negeri Sembilan is, willing to find the old teachers to provide additional guidance by the end of the match the reality TV program.
"I met again with the teacher-teacher and the teachers at my old school years ago to remember and to strengthen my reading of the Quran. They give many tips to me.
"As a former student majoring in Arabic, I think it is easier to read and understand the reading of the Qur'an that I learned over the years. I hope all my sacrifices to help me play soon, "he said.
Meanwhile, Mohd. Syahrian Shah, the more he was doing the final preparations in terms of vocals and sound control a few weeks before competing at the tournament which was watched by 1.5 million viewers.
He said, leave for three months as a student majoring in Islamic Studies at the UM will be used entirely to improve the style of reading, particularly in terms of vocals in the title of champion AQ5 business wants.
"Over the four weeks prior to the final AQ5 again I have started practicing vocals at times where I study the Holy Qur'an up to four hours a day. Besides reading, my focus in terms of vocal training.
"It helped me a lot during this bertaranum because I learned that informal methods. The right combination of reading and a strong vocal projection can further improve my reading of the final AQ5 later, "he said.
Four finalists will be continuing AQ5 rival for the continuation of the previous AQ never dijuarai by Abdullah Fahmi Che Nor (AQ1), Anuar Hasin (AQ2), Fakhrul Radzi Khamaruddin (AQ3) and Ahmad Ali Tirmizi (AQ4)