Cairo, 4 Rajab 1438/2 April 2017 (MINA) – The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) announced that 52 contestants from 40 countries and six arbitrators confirmed their participation in the 24th edition of the International Holy Qur’an Competition, to be organized by the ministry in Cairo on April 8 -12.
The ministry said that the competition aims at encouraging young people to memorize the Holy Qur’an, and understanding some of the rules of its recitation with intonation (Tajweed) and its moral and ethical teachings.
It gives an opportunity for bringing together of many young Qur’an memorizers from around the world, IINA News reported.
The ministry said that one of the most significant points of innovation added to the first category of this competition is the interpretation of the meanings of the Noble Qur’an and provision of a research to be discussed by the Arabic-speaking competitors.
The interpretation of verses containing the term jihad in the Qur’an is added to the second category of the competition.(T/R04/RS5)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)