This stage is held virtually and will wrap up on October 3.
More than 1,000 participants from 73 countries had taken part in the preliminary stage of the competition while 153 individuals made it to the final of the event.
They compete in the categories of Quran recitation for men and Quran memorization for men and women.
The closing ceremony is slated for October 18, concurrent with the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
The winner of each category will be awarded a cash prize of 800 million Rials (nearly $2,600 USD) while the two next ranks will receive 700 and 600 million Rials (nearly $2,300 and $2,000 USD) respectively.
The competition is underway in two separate national and international sections.