Qur’an Reciter Sheikhs Council holds 2nd meeting in Saudi Arabia

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Updated 20 March 2018

Qur’an Reciter Sheikhs Council holds 2nd meeting in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: The second meeting of the Reciter Sheikhs Council was held on Tuesday, with the participation of elite reciters from around the world.
It was chaired by Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League.
Famous Saudi reciter Abdullah Basfar expressed on the council’s behalf his thanks for the efforts of the king and crown prince in serving the Holy Qur’an.
“The Kingdom is a beacon for moderation and temperance, and by hosting this meeting, it establishes itself as the server of Islam and humanity as a whole,” he said.
Al-Issa said serving the Holy Qur’an is a major characteristic of the Kingdom, which will continue to support its memorization.
Those who memorize it “will carry the flag of the Holy Qur’an on every occasion and situation,” he added.
Council members were briefed on a report on memorization programs implemented by various bodies and institutions in Islamic countries, and the requirements for developing them. They also discussed the recommendations of a workshop on the council’s work.


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Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir received China’s special envoy to the Middle East, Zhai Jun, at his office in Riyadh on Saturday.

During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, issues of common interest, and regional and international developments.

In a separate meeting, Al-Jubeir and UAE Ambassador to the Kingdom Sheikh Shakhbout bin Nahyan Al-Nahyan reviewed relations between their countries, and discussed ways to enhance them.