Bhopal to host international Quran recitation competitionBy IANS
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
BHOPAL - The seventh international competition in traditional style rendition of the Holy Qur’an will be held here Dec 22-23 and will see participants from countries like Britain, Iran and Pakistan.
The two-day ‘Aalamee Musabiqa Qirat-e-Qur’an’ will be held at the historic Iqbal Maidan.
Qaris, or people who recite the Quran in traditional style, will also arrive from Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and host Madhya Pradesh.
The Qaris will exhibit their skills of rendering the Qur’an in different styles.
The competition is being organised under the banner of Aalamee Anjuman-e-Zeenat-ul-Qur’an here with the support of local member of state assembly Arif Aqueel.
According to Maulana Abdul Hafeez Khan, president of this Aalamee Anjuman, well-known Qari Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Wastanvi, Raees-ul-Jamia, Akkal Kuan (Maharashtra), will be the chief guest of the programme, while Maulana Peer Saeed Miyan Mujaddadi, Rector of Dar-ul-Uloom Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal, would preside over the function.
Maulana Abdul Hafeez said the Qaris standing first, second and third in the competition will be presented cash awards of Rs.25,000; Rs.15,000 and Rs.10,000 respectively along with mementos. Qaris in fourth and fifth spot would be given Rs.5,000 each as a consolation prize.