The Holy Quran Memorization International Organization (HQMI) holds a Quran Competition in South Africa
In collaboration with the Administration of the Holy Quran Affairs in South Africa and under the sponsorship of Islamic Judicial Council, HQMI held a Quran competition for memorizing the Holy Quran in which 43 competitors have participated. The competition consists of three categories: memorizing the entire Quran, fifteen Juz’ and five Juz’. A jury headed by the chairman of the Administration of the Holy Quran Affairs in South Africa Sheikh Abdullah Awali Al Deen and other four members supervised the activities of the competition. Moreover, an honoring ceremony was held for the competitors in Al Fath mosque in Cape Town city attended by the first deputy of Islamic Judicial Council Sheikh Riyadh Fattar, the chairman of Islamic Judicial Council Emirate Sheikh Muhammad Ameen Faqeer, the director of Abu Al Darda’ Centre and the representative of HQMI Sheikh Ayman Saeed, a number of Foundations heads and Islamic Organizations of South Africa, teachers, students and a gathering of citizens. On the other hand, some speeches were delivered in which speakers have pointed out to the importance of holding such competitions and the great benefits these competitions provide for the memorizers of the Holy Quran and Islam community in South Africa. They have also lauded the great efforts of HQMI in serving the Holy Quran and its support for institutes students as well as Quran teaching. Moreover, they have mentioned in their speeches the great role that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz plays in serving Islam and Muslims all over the world as well as thanked whoever contributes in the success of this competition. In addition, they have congratulated the winners and encouraged them to exert more effort in memorizing as well as Tajweed Quran and keep its commands. At the end of the ceremony, prizes were distributed amongst the winners.