Iraq: Global Quranic Talents Shine at Inaugural Al-Ameed Int'l Quran Recitation Award

17:06 - March 31, 2024
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IQNA – The Holy Shrine of Hazrat Abbas (AS) in Karbala recently concluded the first edition of the Al-Ameed International Award for Quran Recitation, coinciding with the onset of the holy month of Ramadan.


The event, hosted by the Holy Quran’s scientific complex at the shrine, saw participation from qaris across 21 countries.

The Quran competition unfolded over ten thrilling episodes, with participants vying to advance through the rounds. After several stages of intense competition, ten contestants made it to the semi-finals, Al Kafeel Global Network reported on Saturday.

The last four episodes saw the selection of the finalists, with five readers each from the adult and junior categories competing for the top three spots. Eventually, three readers from each category were declared winners.

In the Junior category, the winners were:

  1. Mohammed Abu Bakr from Pakistan (First place)
  2. Ahmed Hassan Hamza from Iraq (Second place)
  3. Yasin Gholami from Iran (Third place)

In the Adult category, the winners were:

  1. Ahmed Jamal al-Rikabi from Iraq (First place)
  2. Mahmoud El Sayed Abdallah from Egypt (Second place)
  3. Mehdi Rahmatollah Taqipour from Iran (Third place)

The winners were honored by Sayed Laith al-Mousawi, a member of the Board of Directors of the shrine.

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They received competition shields and cash prizes from the holy shrine. The members of the panel of arboters were also recognized for their contributions.

The Al-Ameed International Quran Recitation Award serves as a platform to foster global Quranic dialogue and stimulate Quranic competitions regionally and beyond. It underscores the Al-Abbas (AS) Shrine’s commitment to promoting science, culture, and the values of the Holy Quran in Islamic societies.


Source: Agencies