Mohammed VI Foundation annual Qur’an memorisation held in Accra

The Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema annual Ramadan Qur’an Memorisation Competition to promote and increase the knowledge and the retention of the Holy Qur’an in young people was held in Accra on Thursday.

The Morocco Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Imaane Ouaadil, who was the special guest, commended the participants for their knowledge in the recitation of the Holy Qur’an and the organisers for such a good competition.

The overall winner took a prize of GH¢500 and a packaged gift with an already-paid trip to participate in the grand finale in a country yet to be decided by the foundation.

The second winner also received a cash prize of GH¢400 and a packaged gift while the winner of the third position took home GH¢300 also with a packaged gift.

Winners of the competition were Abdul-Manan Alhassan of Greater Accra Region, Uthman Zakaria, Saeed Abdu Rabi, Abdussamad Abubakar, all from Northern Region and Mohammed Awal, Umar Armiyau and Swallah Abubakar, Abdul Muhaimanin Sharifudeen all from Ashanti Region.

The competition was held in three categories; the recitation with due regards to the rules of Warshan an Nafi genre style, recitation with regards to Hafs an Asim style and the memorisation of at least five Ahzaab of the Qur’an.

The “Hafs and the Warsh” are special styles of reciting the Holy Book of Islam. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts and the Juz Ahzab is the first two-and-a-half part.

The President of the Foundation, Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim, in his remarks, called for more students to learn the Warsh style of recitation which the foundation wanted to promote because it was dying.

The winners expressed their gratitude to the foundation for creating the platform for them to exhibit their talents and promised to make Ghana proud at the continental level.

By Times Reporter

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