SAUDI ARABIA

42nd King Abdulaziz International Qur’an Competition in September

January 26, 2022

RIYADH — Under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman the 42nd King Abdulaziz International Competition for the Memorization, Recitation and Interpretation of the Holy Qur’an, is scheduled to be launched at the Grand Holy Mosque in Makkah between Safar 14 and 25, 1444 (September 10-21, 2022).

The competition will be held under the organization of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, represented by the Secretariat General of the Holy Qur’an Competition. With the total value of prizes in five branches amounting to around SR3 million, the competition is expected to attract participants from around the world.

On the occasion, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance and Supervisor General of the competition Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh expressed gratitude and appreciation for King Salman for his interest and care in the Holy Qur’an, noting that the competition is an extension of what this blessed state has offered to Muslims around the world.

He also referred to the successes of the competition in encouraging Muslims around the world through its journey extending over four decades of fair competition to memorize the Holy Qur’an and highlight Saudi Arabia’s efforts in taking care and concern of memorizing, reciting and interpreting the Holy Book.

He also said that the award this year is characterized by an increase in the allocation of prizes to SR2.7 million, instead of SR1.145 million in the previous session, in addition to adding a category of memorizing the entire Holy Qur’an in the seven readings, in a bid to develop this competition that carries the name of the Kingdom’s late founder.

The minister also stressed that the award will be held according to preventive measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and protocols made by specialized authorities. He pointed out that the ministry called on government institutions, ministries, associations and Islamic sheikhdoms in the world to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Saudi embassies to participate in the competition in its current session. — SPA


January 26, 2022
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