Over 50 Countries to Attend 6th Int’l Quran Contest for Muslim Students

Over 50 Countries to Attend 6th Int’l Quran Contest for Muslim Students
(Saturday, July 30, 2016) 13:46

Secretary of the 6th International Quran Competition for Muslim Students said representatives of more than 50 countries are expected to attend this edition of the Quranic event.

Hamid Saber Farzam told IQNA that the competition is slated to be held in January 2017 in the holy city of Mashhad, northeast of Iran.

He said that in addition to Quran memorization and recitation, the competition will include a category featuring Quranic research for the first time.

In memorization and recitation, unlike previous editions in which Iranian cultural centers in other countries would introduce one contestant in each category, it has been decided that 3 students be introduced in each category and the best ones be sent to the international contest, Saber Farzam said.

He noted that the final representatives of each country will be selected after evaluation by Quran experts of the competition’s secretariat.

Iran’s representatives will also be selected in a qualification contest, he added.

Mashhad is scheduled to host the 6th edition of the international Quranic event on January 1-4, 2017.

The Iranian Academics Quranic Activities Organization, affiliated to the Iranian Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research, has organized the competition biannually since 2006 with the aim of promoting unity and cooperation among Muslim world students and elevating the level of Quranic activities.

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