KSA: King Abdul Aziz International Quran Competition kicked off in Makkah

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Activities of the 29th Session of King Abdul Aziz International Quran Competition kicked off at the Intercontinental Hotel here yesterday morning. At the outset, Sheikh Muhammad Makki Hidayatallah, a member of the judging committee, announced opening of the competition. He explained the salient features of the annual event, which is being held under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, and Crown Prince Sultan. He noted that organization of the contest embodies the great attention being given by the Saudi government to the Holy Quran. Later, members of the jury started listening to the recitation of the Holy Quran from the contestants. Some 22 contestants participated in the morning session of the competition yesterday.
As many as 167 contestants, representing 96 countries and some 71 Islamic centers and societies from around the world, are taking part in the seven-day event, which is organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance.

The competition for the memorization, recitation, intonation and interpretation of the Holy Qur’an will be conducted in five categories. There will be 21 contestants in the first category for the memorization of Quran in full with recitation and interpretation of meanings, 52 in the second category for memorization in full with recitation, 38 in the third category for memorization of 20 parts with recitation, 43 in the fourth category for memorization of 10 parts with recitation, and 13 in the fifth category for memorization of five parts with recitation.


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