According to a statement by Awqaf’s Quranic Affairs Center, 44,138 persons have registered to participate in 12 categories of the event from across the country.
This year’s event will be held in 12 categories, including memorization of the Quran (at four levels), recitation, Tarteel, Quran interpretation, Adhan (call to prayer), translation of Nahj-ul-Balaqa, and translation of Sahifeh Sajjadiyeh.
Some of the categories have been added to the competition for the first time this year.
The first round of this year’s national Quran competition will begin in July.
In April, Hamid Majidimehr, the head of Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization’s Quranic Affairs Center, said the first round will continue for nearly a month before the start of the provincial stage.
According to the official, the semifinal round will be organized in a new way so as to ensure more fairness in determining the outcome of the competition.
One of the differences between this year’s event and those in previous years is that the competition in the categories of Adhan (call to prayer), prayer recitation and eulogy recitation will be held separately both in terms of time and venue, he stated.
Majidimehr went on to say that the northern city of Qazvin will host the contest in the above-said categories in December while the southwestern province of Khuzestan is slated to host the Quran memorization and recitation categories in January.
The Islamic Republic of Iran’s National Quran Competition is annually held by the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization with the participation of top Quran activists from across the country.
It is aimed at discovering Quranic talents and promoting Quranic activities in society.
The 44th edition of the contest was held in Tehran in December 2021.
Winners of the national contest will represent Iran in international competitions.