The Ghana branch of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Oulema has organized its 4th edition of the Qur’an recitation competition last Thursday.
The competition is categorized into three parts; memorization of the full Qur’an in the conventional Hafs style of recitation, memorizing of full Qur’an in the Warash style of recitation as well as Proficiency in memorizing five thematic parts of the Qur’an known as Ahzaab – in a variety of styles of recitation.
At the end of the two-day event, the winner of first position in each of the three categories will emerge to represent Ghana for the Africa-wide grand finale which will take place in the coming month of Ramadan in a virtual format through zoom platform to be coordinated from Morocco.
The competition is aimed at nurturing African Muslim youth the urge to learn the book of Allah as a guide to shaping their lives on earth in order to gain salvation in the hereafter.
Addressing participants at the event, the President of the Ghana branch of the foundation Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim revealed that the foundation is aimed at bringing all African scholars under one umbrella to promote peace and straighten the Islamic religion.
He added that the Ghana branch of the foundation will be engaging its leadership to outline other activities for it to support other areas at will be of help to the Muslim Communities in Ghana.
Sheikh Mustapha Ibrahim revealed that the Moroccan Embassy through the King of Morocco, His Majesty Mohammed Sadis VI has been granting Hundred (100) scholarships in various categories which include Engineering, Medicine, and Pharmacy among others for Ghanaians.
He believes the Ghana branch of the foundation is in negotiations with the leadership in Morocco to donate a certain percentage to be given to Muslims.
He reiterated that if the request is granted, the Ghana branch of the foundation will focus on only students who have memorized the Holy Qur’an adding that students with Qur’an memorization will be good at practicing Medicine, Engineering and among others.
The Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana, Her Excellency, Mrs. Imaane Ouaadil who was the special guest of honor reiterated that the foundation will include some activities to the already existing ones and it will benefit many people.
She congratulated the contestants and expressed her satisfaction with the conduct of the competition. Mrs. Imaane Ouaadil commended the organizers of the event and prayed for Allah’s abundance of rewards for their dedication and hard work.
Below are the full results of the competition
FULL QURAN AND OTHER RIWAYA CATEGORY:
1st. Mukaffa Abdul Aziz
2nd. Mahmud Muhammad Mahmud
3rd. Emran Edris
FULL QURAN – WARSH CATEGORY:
1st. Muhammad Thani Muhammad
2nd. Muhammad Awal Yakub
3rd. Issah Sibaway
FIVE HIZB CATEGORY:
1st Shaban Abdul Rahman
2nd Hibatu Saalah
3rd Aishatu Salmah
Source: Muhammed Faisel Mustapha