Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  

Updated 06 October 2018

Final round of 40th international Qur’an competition takes place in Madinah  

JEDDAH: The final round of the King Abdulaziz international competition for memorizing, reciting, and interpreting the Qur’an got underway on Saturday.

Judges listened to 10 finalists during the morning session and 13 during the evening session. The award ceremony of the competition will take place on Wednesday.  

The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs said the competition reflects the great values of Islam, and that it is based on the principles of justice, transparency, and professionalism.

The ministry added that the competition aspires to achieve the Saudi leadership’s vision of motivating Muslims to adhere to the teachings of the Qur’an and the traditions of the Prophet Mohammed.

The final round took place in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, as opposed to the Grand Mosque in Makkah, where the competition has been held for the last 39 years.   

Some 115 contestants from 82 different countries participated in the competition this year. 


Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

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Saudi Arabia takes part in forum to review sustainable goals

  • Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation
  • Countries will submit annual progress reports during the forum

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is taking part in the High-level Political Forum 2020, UN central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The online forum taking place from July 7 to 17 has been organized under the theme “Accelerated action and transformative pathways: Realizing the decade of action and delivery of sustainable development.”
Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan is leading the Saudi delegation comprising representatives of several government agencies.
During the forum, the annual progress report on the sustainable development goals will be launched, which will include the efforts of participating countries, their projects, and initiatives to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals.
Through its participation, Saudi Arabia confirms its global efforts and its awareness of the importance of the international community’s cooperation in achieving common goals.