Young Nigerians Emerged Second World Best at 2017 recitation of the Holy Quran Competition in Sauda Arabia
CONGRATULATIONS NIGERIA: This year’s International Qur’an Recitation Competition has just ended in Saudi-Arabia with Nigeria winning the 2nd position in the Competition. The Competition which took place in the holy-city of Makkah, had 69 Countries participating.
Nigeria was represented by two Competitors. They are Hafiz Faisal Muhammadul-Awwal from Zamfara and Hafiz Al-Bashir Goni Othman from Borno State. They were the winners of 1st positions in their categories in the National Qur’an Recitation Competition held in Ilorin – Kwara State in February this year.
While Faisal Muhammadul-Awwal won 2nd pisition in the highest category of the International Competition featuring memorisation of the Complete Holy Qur’an with Tafsir (commentary), Al-Bashir Goni Othman came 2nd in the 2nd category of the International Competition featuring memorisation of the Complete Holy Qur’an without Tafsir.
By coming second in his category, Faisal Muhammadul-Awwal was given a cash prize of 200,000 Saudi Riyals equivalent to Twenty Million Naira (N20 million) while Al-Bashir Goni Othman bagged 100, 000 Saudi Riyals equivalent to Ten Million Naira (N10 Million) also for coming 2nd inhis category.
At the end of the Competition Saudi Arabia came 1st in the highest category of the Competition with Saudi Arabian Competitor – Hafiz Ahmad Abdul-Azeez Al-Abideen given a cash-prize of 250, 000 Saudi Riyals equivalent to N25 Million.
The Competition which is opened only to the youth not above the age of 25 years from all over the world, was instituted by Late King Abdul-Azeez of Saudi-Arabia with a view to promote Qur’an Memorization, arts and sciences of learning of the Holy Book.
Picture below shows our proud winners (R-L Al-Bahir Goni Othman and Faisal Muhammadul-Awwal with a Nigerian official that attended the Competition with them….
Congratulations Nigeria…..To our Creator – Allah, the Author and Guardian of the Holy Qur’an – we say – AL-HAMDULLILLAH ROBBIL-ALAMEEN – GLORY BE TO YOU OH LORD! LORD OF THE WORLD, for ranking Nigeria 2nd Best in the world in Qur’an Memorization.
Source: KNOWISLAM By Ayomide Johnson
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