In Collaboration with the International Organization, Islamic Mashyakhah and Qatar Endowments Ministry hold the Europe Quran Competition in Croatia
In collaboration with the Holy Quran Memorization International Organization, HQMI, Islamic Mashyakhah and Qatar Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry hold a Quran competition in Croatia at the headquarter of the Islamic center in which 81 competitors have participated from more than 20 Europe countries. It consists of 4 categories: memorizing the entire Quran, 15 Juz', 5 Juz' and recitation Quran. The competition activities were supervised by a jury headed by Sheikh Alhafidh Aziz Alili and memberships of other five. Moreover, an honoring ceremony was held for this occasion attended by the previous Mufti of Croatia Sheikh Shuqi Bashitsh, the religious bureau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia embassy at Sarajevo Mr. Abdulmajeed Alghaith, a number of the representatives of the following embassies: Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Iran, Zagreb city mayor, organizations and Islamic foundations representatives and a huge gathering of citizens as well as students and their parents.
The ceremony, which was televised by Ahlul-Quran channel, Croatia TV, Bosnian TV, Croatia newspapers and radio, has started with a recitation of the Holy Quran followed by a delivered speech in which the general-Imam of Islamic Center in Zagreb Sheikh Aziz Alili welcomed the guests on the behalf of the Islamic Center as well as gave a brief introduction about the competition lauding what HQMI does serving the Holy Quran and its effort holding such competitions in Croatia. After that, the Mufti of Croatia has delivered a speech in which he welcomed the guests and participants of the competition as well as thanked Qatar Islamic Affairs and Endowments Ministry for their support. At the end, prizes were distributed amongst the winners.