Hosny, who is from the city of Abu Sarir in Ismailia governorate, northeast of Egypt, founded the Nurullah Mosque in the city a few years ago.
He annually holds the contests in the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan.
The participants compete in the categories of memorization of the entire Quran, three-fourths of the Quran, half of the Quran and a quarter of the Quran.
Winners receive cash prizes and an Umrah Hajj package.
Hosny currently plays as a defensive midfielder for Ismaily SC.
He is also an integral member of the Egypt national football team and was a member of the 2008 African Nations Cup winning team, as well as being chosen as Player of the Tournament.