The King Abdulaziz International Competition for Preserving the Holy Qur’an, Recitation and Interpretation, will be launched in its forty-second session, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance represented by the General Secretariat of the Holy Qur’an Competition, at the Grand Mosque in Makkah Al Mukarramah during the period from 14 to 25 of Safar 1444 AH, and contestants from all countries of the world participate in it, and its prizes amount to nearly three million riyals in its five branches.
His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance, the competition’s general supervisor, Sheikh Dr. Abdul Latif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, noted what the competition had accomplished during its journey of encouraging the children of Muslims in various countries around the world to memorize the words of God Almighty. And connecting Muslims to the Book of God, as well as emphasizing the Kingdom’s care and interest in conserving the Noble Book of God, reciting it, refining it, and interpreting it.
His Excellency stated that the competition this year was distinguished by an increase in the allocation of prizes to (2,700,000) riyals as opposed to (1,145,000) riyals in the previous session, as well as the addition of a branch for memorizing the entire Holy Qur’an with the seven recurring readings within the framework of the continuous development of this global Qur’an competition that bears the name of the founder.
He emphasized that the competition activities would take place in compliance with the precautionary procedures put in place to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus, as outlined in preventative protocols developed by the relevant authorities.
He stated that the ministry invited government institutions, ministries, associations, and Islamic sheikhdoms from around the world to participate in the competition in its current session in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via the Kingdom’s embassies abroad.