Kuwait: The General Secretariat of Awqaf inaugurated on Sunday evening the final qualifiers for the 25th Kuwait Grand Competition for Quran Memorization and Recitation under the slogan “25 Years of Care and Highness” under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
In a speech during the opening ceremony delivered on his behalf by the Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of Endowments Saqr Al-Sijari, the Minister of Justice, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Integrity Affairs, Abdulaziz Majed Al-Majed, said that the meeting is taking place with a new group of Kuwaitis competing, regardless of their gender and age, to accept the Book of God Almighty. In a competitive atmosphere.
He stated that the success of the competition last year in its 24th edition was the most popular this year, indicating that the number of participants in 2021 amounted to 1939 male and female competitors, while the number of finalists for the current version exceeded 2190 male and female male and female competitors from 44 government and private participation bodies.
He stated that the number of finalists since the start of the competition in 1996 until this year has reached about 36,000, noting that the competition activities are held in the Grand Mosque and include all segments.
He expressed his thanks to His Highness the Emir of the country for his generous patronage and his keenness to raise the generation of the sons of the country on the teachings of the true Islamic religion.
For her part, the general coordinator of the competition, Ma’rib Al-Yacoub, that the success of the competition comes through its continuation for 25 years, i.e. “a quarter of a century of giving with the Holy Qur’an“, stressing that despite the conditions of the global pandemic, the competition did not stop, but it complied with health requirements.
Al-Yacoub explained that the slogan “25 years of care and dignity” was chosen for a generous “care” from 1996 until this year and “his Highness” memorizers of the Noble Qur’an, indicating that the competition added new segments, including “learning difficulties”, “slow learners” and “delays.” school” and “hearing impaired”.
She also referred to the “Quranic Family Shield”, which will be granted to three families, with the participation of a father, a mother, a son and his son, with a minimum of three members per family, in order to prepare Quranic families that are raised within the scope of the Holy Quran.