164 vie for prizes in Qur'an competition

Updated 03 December 2012

164 vie for prizes in Qur'an competition

The King Abdul Aziz International Qur’an Recitation and Memorization Competition began at the Grand Mosque here yesterday with 164 contestants from 53 countries and organizations vying to win the top prizes.
In a statement on the occasion, Islamic Affairs Minister Saleh Al-Asheikh expressed his happiness over the presence of a large number of contestants who have come from different parts of the Islamic world.
“This shows how much the Muslim countries and communities care about learning and memorizing the Holy Qur’an,” he said. Many countries and communities conduct local contests to send their outstanding candidates to the Makkah competition.
“A large number of young Muslim men are now interested in taking part in this annual competition that plays an important role in spreading the message of the Qur’an,” the minister said. He thanked the government for its continuous support for the efforts aimed at spreading the message of the Qur’an.
The contest, which is named after King Abdul Aziz, encourages young men in the Islamic world to learn and memorize the Qur’an, recite it in the proper way and study the meaning and interpretation of its verses.
Ibrahim Al-Dossary, head of the jury, urged the contestants to uphold the values of the Qur’an and Islam and read the holy book with piety and meditation. Yesterday the judges heard recitation from 38 contestants in the competition’s five categories.

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

Updated 05 August 2020

KSRelief dispatches help for Lebanese medical teams treating explosion victims 

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) has assisted Lebanese medical teams treating victims of the Beirut explosion on Tuesday.

Emergency teams from the Souboul Al Salam Relief Team, which is funded by KSRelief, went from north of Lebanon to Beirut to support medical teams on the ground. 

Another team from Al-Amal Medical Center, also funded by KSRelief, provided emergency health care services and started a blood donation campaign to meet the demand of Beirut hospitals.


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The prime minister of Lebanon, which is already struggling with an economic crisis and battling COVID-19, has made a desperate plea for help following Tuesday’s deadly explosions.
Kuwait said it has delivered medical aid and other essentials by a military plane on Wednesday morning.
The World Health Organization and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were sending 40 tonnes of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment to Beirut on a flight paid for by Dubai-based International Humanitarian City, a hub for humanitarian emergency preparedness and response, a WHO representative said.
"We are offering medical trauma kits and surgical kits containing things such as syringes, bandages and surgical gowns," said Nevien Attalla, operations manager for the WHO's Dubai hub.

*With agencies