King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an contest from Muharram 21

King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an contest from Muharram 21
Updated 24 April 2016

King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an contest from Muharram 21

King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an contest from Muharram 21

RIYADH: Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh has approved the holding of the 38th King Abdulaziz Holy Qur’an Competition from Muharram 21 to 25, 1438 at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
“The contest remains the focus of attention of young Muslims from different countries all over the world since it will be held in Makkah, which is the heart of Islam,” Al-Asheikh said.
He said that Makkah “is a beacon of faith and contributes in guiding young Muslims in thought as well as in deed. It guides them on the right path so they could avoid deviant ideas and extremism.”
Mansour bin Mohammad Al-Samih, secretary-general of the Holy Qur’an Competition, said the delegations of the contestants will arrive from Muharram 16.
“They will be referred to a designated committee regarding initial qualifications for the contest and test their readiness before a panel of arbitrators at the Grand Mosque,” he said.
He added that this early, he could already see in the mind’s eye the eagerness of young Muslims in various Islamic countries intending to participate in the contest.”
He also said that a visit to Madinah, the City of the Prophet, will be organized for the delegates after the closing ceremony of the contest.
He explained that the four branches of the competition will include the recitation of the Holy Qur’an and its interpretation.