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International Quran Contest Kicks Off in Morocco

Some 50 contesters from 37 Arab and Muslim countries are participating in this renowned international competition.

The two-day contest is composed of two branches, the first pertains to the full memorization of the Holy Qur’an with recitation and interpretation, while the second relates to Tajweed (rules governing pronunciation during recitation of the Qur’an) and good performance with the memorization of two and a half parts of the Qur’an.

This contest demonstrates the great interest shown by King Mohammed VI to the memorization and learning of the Holy Quran, the Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Toufiq, said on the opening ceremony.

This contest, a prestigious initiative in its mission and objectives, comes to crown the many efforts made by the Ministry under the High Royal instructions.

The results of this contest will be announced on Thursday after Al-Asr prayer.

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