Winners of greatest Quran competition awarded in Karbala, Iraq

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SHAFAQNA – The winners of the 4th edition of Iraq’s national Quran memorization competition were awarded in a ceremony on February 14 in the holy city of Karbala.

According to the Dar-ol-Quran of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine, the competition was organized for the participants in the “Plan for Training 1000 Quran Memorizers”.

The plan is one of the important Quranic projects implemented by the Astan with the aim of training a generation of Quran memorizers to represent the country in the international Quran competitions.

The program was attended by the vice-president of the Awqaf Office of Iraqi Shias, custodian of the Astan, 800 Quran memorizers from different provinces of Iraq and a number of religious and cultural figures of the country.

Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Al-Karbalayi, custodian of Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine, presented a speech in the ceremony and highlighted the importance of Quran in the Islamic society and the role of the custodianships of the holy places in training a Quranic generation.

Zaman Abdul Kazim Sajit and Zahra Abdul Jabbar Noor from the holy city of Najaf and Hassan and Hussein Abdul Reza Abdullah from Basrah were respectively the four winners of the competition who were awarded in the ceremony.

Some of the Quran memorizers from among the visually impaired and children as well as a 72-year old woman, who started the memorization of Quran at the age of 66, were also honored in the program.

The 4th edition of Iraq’s greatest national Quran memorization competition was held from February 11 in the holy city of Karbala.

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