349 Memorizers Participate in the International Organization Competition in Malawi
In collaboration with Al Barakah Charitable Foundation, the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization, HQMI, has held a Quran competition in Blantyre city of Malawi in which 349 memorizers participated. It consists of seven categories: memorizing the entire Quran, 20, 15, 10, 5, 3 and 1 Juz’ and a jury was formed for the activities of this competition headed by the director of Umar bin Al-Khattab institute Sheikh Muhammed Atayyah and memberships of other three. At the end of the finalists, an honoring ceremony was held for the participants of the competition attended by the Mufti of Malawi Sheikh Abbas Qasem, the director of Al Barakah charitable foundation Sheikh Ibrahim Melanzi, Malawi Muslims Committee director Sheikh Idris Muhammad and a number of representatives of foundations and Islamic organizations in Malawi, director and teachers of Umar bin Al-Khattab institute, students and their parents as well as a gathering of citizens. The ceremony has started with a recitation of the Holy Quran followed by some delivered speeches in which speakers expressed their happiness attending such an occasion. They pointed out to the virtues of Quran and its importance for memorizers to master it and congratulated the participants encouraging them to keep holding the way of Quran and its teachings in order to be good examples in their communities. Also, they thanked the organizers of the competition lauding the great effort exerted by HQMI in serving the Holy Quran all over the world and in Malawi in particular as well as pointed out to the great effort exerted by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for Islam and Muslims. At the end, prizes and gifts amongst the participants.