Renowned Pakistani qari enthralls Riyadh audience

Updated 17 December 2013
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Renowned Pakistani qari enthralls Riyadh audience

Qari Syed Sadaqat Ali, famous for his unique reading style of the Holy Qur’an, enthralled his community members with his recitation of the holy book in Riyadh recently.
The event was organized by the Pakistan Embassy and attended by Ambassador Muhammad Naeem Khan and his wife, Anila Naeem Khan.
Sadaqat Ali was a student and disciple of the world renowned Egyptian Qur’an reciter, Sheikh Abdul Basit.
He has won numerous awards for his outstanding performance in the field of Qur’an recitation, including the coveted Pride of Performance awarded to him by the President of Pakistan.
Speaking at the event, the envoy said, “We have invited many top personalities in the past and will continue to do so. We appreciate all those country’s men and women who have distinguished themselves in the fields of art and literature and can showcase Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage.”
Qari Sadaqat has been associated with Radio Pakistan and Pakistan Television (PTV) where he has been conducting a program on Qur’an teaching for several years.
He has traveled widely across the world and performed many Qur’an recitations receiving several prizes.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.