Quran memorisation contest winners awarded
29 May 2017 - 23:46
Doha Academy honoured 52 students for their performance in “The 14th Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser Holy Quran Memorization Contest”.
12 winners received cash prizes, and 40 other participants were given valuable gifts for excelling in Quran memorisation and recitation. A total of 163 students from 53 schools in Qatar took part in the contest.
The contest aimed at educating students about the importance of the Holy Quran, and it also aimed at developing their skills and encouraging them to learn how to recite and memorise the holy book properly.
The honouring ceremony was attended by Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani, Chairperson of Al Faleh Holding, under which three branches of Doha Academy fall in addition to AFG College with the University of Aberdeen.
“The contest this year was very competitive and the performance of students in reciting and memorising the Holy Quran improved remarkably,” said Sheikha Aisha. “It means the candidates worked hard before participating. All types of schools operating in Qatar including independent, international and community institutions participated in the contest, which is aimed at creating an opportunity for every school in the country. The parents of the students' played a key role in supporting them to participate in the contest,” said Sheikha Al Thani.
The presence of the famous internationally renowned reciter of the Holy Quran, Mawlana Kurtishi, as a member of the judging panel, made the contest special this year. Kurtish, a 22-year-old Albanian, grew up in Macedonia. “The contest encourages the student to adhere to the Holy Quran teachings, said Kurtish at the ceremony. My love for the Holy Quran is inspired by my father who memorised the holy book completely, he added.
Now I am studying in the faculty of Islamic Studies in Al Qasimia University in Al Sharjah and can speak many languages.