(68) Students Participated in the Competition of Quran Association in Sri Lanka Under the Auspices of HQMI Organization
Under the auspices of the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization (HQMI), the Qur’an Association in Sri Lanka held the Holy Qur’an Contest in Shahran Hall with the participation of 68 students, males and females. The contest comprised of four components (the memorization of the Holy Quran with Al Jazariyah Tajweed Poem, the memorization of the Holy Quran with Quranic Terminology, the memorization of the Holy Quran with Imam An-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen and the complete memorization of the entire Holy Quran.
The jury panel of this contest was made of eight members. An honorary ceremony that was held was attended by His Eminence Sheikh Radwan Ibrahim, the Mufti of Sri Lanka and the Chairman of the Scholars Association, Sheikh Salman Taha, Secretary- General of the Quran Organization in Sri Lanka , Sheikh Omar Idris, Director of the Bureau of WORLD ASSEMBLEY OF MUSLIM YOUTH (WAMY).
Moreover, it was attended by HQMI Organization's representative, Dr. Muhammad Shafiq Nadawi in addition to a number of the public figures concerned with the Quranic issues and events, some citizens and the parents of Noble Quran memorizers.
Several speeches were delivered in which the speakers commended all efforts exerted by HQMI Organization in serving the Holy Quran throughout the world in general and in Sri Lanka in specific.
In addition, they made a special mention of the efforts exerted by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in serving Islam and Muslims. They highlighted the virtues of memorizing the Holy Quran, urging students to exert more efforts in memorizing the Quran and exceling in recitation. They underscored the significance of abiding by the teachings and high ethics set forth in the Noble Quran to be role models in their communities. This ceremony included some Quranic recitations. At the close of the ceremony, prizes and gifts were distributed among the winners in the contest.