National Quran competition begins with over 1200 participants

National Quran competition begins with over 1200 participants

01 September 2019, MVT 17:00

The national Quran recital competition commenced on Saturday with more than 1,200 participants.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Islamic Centre, Vice President Faisal Naseem remarked that 'Hafizes' and 'Qaris', memorisers and reciters of the holy Islamic book respectively, are still brought in from other countries during the month of Ramadan despite the love Maldivians have for the Quran.

He declared that there are many gold medal winners of Quran recital competitions at international standards present in Maldives' community.

As a result, VP Naseem affirmed that the need to bring in foreign Hafizes and Qaris can be negated and resolved by working in accordance with a thorough plan to cultivate locals to fulfil the roles. He then called on schools to fulfil their roles in the effort.

"Just reciting the Quran is not enough. Behaviour and actions must comply with the teachings of Quran", he said, calling on schools to encourage students to deeply study and ponder on scripture.

Naseem further identified the Quran as the solution to prepare for one's passing, and advised to not stray from the right path. Further, he urged students to serve the country from their sector of choice.

01 September 2019, MVT 17:00

The national Quran recital competition commenced on Saturday with more than 1,200 participants.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the Islamic Centre, Vice President Faisal Naseem remarked that 'Hafizes' and 'Qaris', memorisers and reciters of the holy Islamic book respectively, are still brought in from other countries during the month of Ramadan despite the love Maldivians have for the Quran.

He declared that there are many gold medal winners of Quran recital competitions at international standards present in Maldives' community.

As a result, VP Naseem affirmed that the need to bring in foreign Hafizes and Qaris can be negated and resolved by working in accordance with a thorough plan to cultivate locals to fulfil the roles. He then called on schools to fulfil their roles in the effort.

"Just reciting the Quran is not enough. Behaviour and actions must comply with the teachings of Quran", he said, calling on schools to encourage students to deeply study and ponder on scripture.

Naseem further identified the Quran as the solution to prepare for one's passing, and advised to not stray from the right path. Further, he urged students to serve the country from their sector of choice.