The programs on Monday night began with choral recitation of verses from the Quran by an Iranian Tawasheeh group.
Then the panel watched the performances of representatives of the US, South Africa, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Russia and Mauritania in the men’s section.
Members of the panel, chaired by veteran Iranian Quran activist Abbas Salimi, are from Iran, Indonesia, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
The competition began on Sunday and will conclude on Wednesday.
The competition’s finals are broadcast on the IRIB Quran TV, Quran Radio and on several online platforms.
The motto of this year’s edition is “One Book, One Ummah”.
The Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization annually organizes the international Quranic event with the participation of Quran activists from various countries.
Qaris and Quran memorizers from over 80 countries took part in the 36th edition, held in Tehran in April 2019.