Tabbakhi arrived at the Imam Khomeini International Airport last night and was welcomed by a number of Quranic officials, including the head of Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization’s Center for Quranic Affairs.
Speaking to IQNA after arrival, he said he was very happy to have won the prestigious contest.
Tabbakhi said his main rivals in the competition were the memorizers from Malaysia and the United States, who came second and third respectively.
Asked about his future plans, he said he wants to enhance his efforts to win the Islamic Republic of Iran’s international Quran competition as well.
Tabbakhi noted that he also intends to launch Quran memorization classes for youths.
Quran memorizers from 18 countries, including the host nation, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Iran, Somalia, Serbia, France, Norway, Malaysia, Qatar, Jordan, the US, Spain, Kuwait and Oman, took part in the international Quranic event.
The competition was organized by Croatia’s Muslim Affairs Organization in cooperation with Qatar’s Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry, the Islamic Society of Zagreb and the secretariat of the European Competitions on Memorization and Recitation of the Quran.
The annual contest was not held last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the 26th edition, organized in 2019, Iran’s representatives came first and second in the recitation and memorization categories respectively.