Metro Manila hosts 21st Regional Quran Competition

14:56 - March 04, 2024
News ID: 3487422
IQNA – A regional Quran competition was held in Metro Manila, the Philippines, to select the region’s representative in national competitions.


The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) organized the 21st Regional Quran Reading Competition on Wednesday, February 28, at the QCX Museum mini-theater, Quezon City, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) reported on Monday.

The event was attended by several officials, including Presidential Adviser on Muslim Affairs Almarin Centi Tillah and Philippine Information Agency NCR Regional Head Emver P. Cortez.

The competition, with the theme "Highlighting Quranic Wisdom for Addressing Contemporary Challenges as a Path to Inner Peace", aimed to recognize and encourage individuals who excel in reciting and understanding the Quran.

The participants were judged on their accuracy, pronunciation, melody, and emotional expression of the Quranic verses.

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The competition also served as a platform to promote Islamic knowledge and heritage, as well as to foster a sense of community and spirituality among Muslim Filipinos. According to the 2020 Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) census, Islam is the second dominant religion in the country with 6.4 percent of the population or 6,981,710 Filipinos.

The winners of the regional competition will compete at the National Quran Reading Competition, where the grand winners, one female and one male, will represent the Philippines at the International Quran Recital Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Source: Agencies