King Abdulaziz International Competition honors Quran winners tomorrow after prayer
Makkah, September 05, 2023, The 43rd King Abdulaziz International Competition for the Memorization, Recitation, and Interpretation of the Holy Quran will honor the winners tomorrow after the evening prayer on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Prince Badr bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz is the Deputy Governor of the Makkah Region. Dr. Abdullatif Al Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, expressed his gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince for their ongoing support of this competition, which bears witness to the Kingdom's efforts to preserve and spread the teachings of the Holy Quran. He added that this year's competition saw the participation of the most nations since it began in 1399 Hijri, saying that it inspires Muslim youths around the world to memorize the Quran and helps to raise a generation that adheres to its and the Sunnah's teachings.
The competition featured 166 participants from 117 nations, and the total prize money awarded was SAR 4 million.
Both the preliminary and final tournament qualifiers used electronic judging.