According to the TV channel, the members of the panel are from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Sudan.
Ahmed al-Najafi, Rafi al-Ameri, Maytham al-Tammar and Natiq al-Zarkani from Iraq, Mo’taz Aqaei, Mehdi Seif, Abbas Anjam, Mohammad Ali Dehdashti, and Amir Kasmaei from Iran, Samih al-Athamina from Jordan, Taha Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Kuhaila, Muhammad Osfour and Muhammad Jabin from Egypt, Rizwan Darwish, Arif al-Asali and Nureddin Khurshid from Syria, Adil Khalil and Mustfa al-Jafari from Lebanon, and al-Badri Bashara from Sudan are the Quran experts who will serve as the arbiters of this edition.
Registration for the contest began last month and will continue until Thursday, April 8.
Contenders are required to fill out a form and submit a recorded file of their recitation (maximum two minutes).
Inna lil-Muttaqina Mafaza is the Muslim world’s biggest live Quran recitation competition aired by Al-Kawthar, an Arabic-language channel within the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting’s World Service.
It is annually organized during the holy month of Ramadan.