15:35 - May 12, 2019
News ID: 3468495
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The third edition of a competition on Quran memorization and recitation was held by the Iranian Cultural Center in Damascus, Syria.

Quran Competition Held in Damascus


According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), it was held at Yalbaqa Mosque in cooperation with Syria’s Awqaf ministry.

A number of Syrian Quran experts as well as Iranian Qari Hamid Gholami were members of the competition’s panel of judges.

Speaking at the awarding ceremony on Saturday, Iranian Cultural Attaché Abolfazl Salehinia noted that the competition has a 30-year history but had been suspended for several years and then started again three years ago.

He said the Iranian Cultural Center is proud to have organized the contest again with the cooperation of the Arab country’s Awqaf ministry.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salehinia highlighted the extensive scope of Quranic activities in Iran, referring to international Quran competitions and Quran exhibitions held in the country.  

Rafaat Ali Deeb, the Quranic adviser to Syria’s Awqaf minister and head of the panel of judges, also addressed the ceremony, lauding the Iranian center for holding the competition.

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