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  • Ahmed Saleh

Governor Prince Faisal honors winners of King Salman Quran competition

Riyadh, March 14, 2024, Under the auspices of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Governor of the Riyadh region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, presided over the ceremony honoring the winners of the 25th edition of the local competition for the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Award for Quran Memorization, Recitation, and Interpretation. The event, held in Riyadh on Wednesday, celebrated the achievements of more than 3,000 male and female participants.

Upon his arrival at the venue, Prince Faisal was warmly welcomed by dignitaries including Prince Jalawi bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed Al-Saud, the Governor of Najran region; Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance; Salman bin Yousef Al-Dossary, the Minister of Media; and Musfer bin Hassan Al-Essa, the general director of the religious affairs administration of the Saudi Armed Forces.

During the ceremony, Dr. Al Al-Sheikh extended his congratulations to the 125 contestants who advanced to the final stages of the competition, as well as to the winners across various categories. He expressed gratitude to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for their steadfast support for efforts in Quran memorization, recitation, and interpretation.

Dr. Al Al-Sheikh commended the presence and honorable participation of the Governor of the Riyadh region in the closing ceremony, underscoring the significance of the competition and its profound impact on the youth of the Kingdom. He highlighted the special attention it receives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, emphasizing its role in encouraging the youth to deepen their understanding of the Holy Quran.

The ceremony featured recitations of verses from the Holy Quran by the participants, as well as a visual presentation showcasing information and statistics about the current session of the award, providing attendees with valuable insights into the competition's scope and impact.

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