SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) - The 29th International Holy Quran Competitions started at Tehran last week.
Ceremony of the event
Representatives of 65 Muslim and non-Muslim countries took part in the 29th edition of Iran's International Holy Quran Competitions.
An Iranian Quran reciter and a memorizer won the first prizes at the 29th International Quran Competition, the organizers announced in Tehran on Friday.
Qasem Moqaddami received the first prize in the recitation category and Hossein Motamedi won the first prize in the memorization category, Persian news agencies reported on Saturday.
They were selected from among over 50 reciters and 40 memorizers competing from about 70 countries.
A jury panel of 14 selected from Egypt, Malaysia, Algeria, Indonesia, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran judged the event.
Egyptian master Quran reciter Ahmed Naina was among the jury members for this year’s competition.