Masoud Nouri is among the qaris that will compete in the final round in the recitation category, Iranian Cultural Center in Malaysia announced.
He attended the preliminary stage of the competition via videoconference back in July, reciting verses from Surah Al-An’am of the Holu Quran.
The 62nd edition of Malaysia International Al-Quran Recital and Memorization Assembly (MTHQA) is held online in the preliminary stage and in-person in the finals.
The final round is scheduled to be organized in October.
The competition is being held again after a two-year suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 61st edition was held in the Southeast Asian country’s capital in April 2019 and Iran’s representative Hadi Movahed Amin finished fourth after qaris from Malaysia, Algeria, and Morocco. More than 100 qaris and memorizers from 71 countries had participated in the previous edition.