Third Edition of Quran Reading Competition held
The final stages of ‘IQRA’, the annual Quran charitable reading competition, was held under the patronage of Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa, spouse of His Highness Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain, The event, held in association with The Holy Quran Custody Society, for both men and women of all ages in the Kingdom, requires participants to recite and memorize the Holy Quran.
Winners of the competition held at the Kooheji Majlis was honoured by Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa and other dignitaries. The competition, with approximately 900 contestants, saw a diverse group of Bahraini men and women of all ages celebrating their deep-rooted cultural and Islamic values.
Amena Thabit, under the 15-chapters category, was named the grand prize winner in the women’s category.
Commenting, Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa said, “It is a pleasure to see such intellectual and young individuals participating in competitions such as this, embracing our heritage and culture, while also creating a connection between themselves and the values of Islam. It is important to constantly encourage the younger generation to maintain such values throughout their lives.”