Mohammed VI Foundation – Ghana Branch Holds 3rd Annual Quranic Competition in Accra

Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema – Ghana Branch has held its 3rd annual Quranic Competition in Accra. The competition consists of three (3) categories which include, full Qur’an with due regard to rules of WARSH AN NAFI’ genre/recitation style, full Qur’an with regards to rules of HAFS AN A’SIM or another genre/recitation style and Memorization of at least five (5) AHZAAB of the Qur’an. Winners of the three (3) categories will represent Ghana in the Africa-wide grand finale in Morocco.

All 23 contestants from three regions in Ghana namely, Greater Accra, Ashanti and Northern Region respectively participated in the competition. Umar Armiyau from the Northern Region emerged winner of the WARSH category with Swallah Abubakar from the Ashanti Region adjudged second. In the JUZ AHZAAB category, Abdul Manan Alhassan from Greater Accra emerged first with Uthman Zakaria being second and Saeed Abdul Rabi Nabi placed third. Abdul Muhaimin Sherifudeen was also adjudged winner in the HAFS AN A’SIM followed by Abdul Samad Abubakar and Muhammed Awal adjudged second and third respectively.

The Coordinator of the event, Sheikh Munir Abdallah Taufiq revealed that one of the benefits of Qur’an recitation is that it enables man to be at peace with Allah and enhances general productivity. The competition according to him will encourage both students and teachers of Arabic to be serious in the teaching and learning of the Holy Qur’an. He further revealed that the Ghana Branch of the Foundation will collaborate with the Judges who supervised the competition to train the winners and prepare them for the grand finale in Morocco. He added that engaging the youth in Qur’an competitions and other activities will prevent them from engaging in vices and assured the Muslim Communities and the foundation of more successful competitions in the future.

In her closing remark, the Moroccan Ambassador Mrs. Imaane Ouaadil who was the special guest of honor congratulated the contestants and expressed her satisfaction with the conduct of the competition. She commended the organizers of the event and prayed for Allah’s abundance of rewards for their dedication and hard work. Award winners, trainers as well as participants in the Qur’an memorization competition were applauded for making the program a successful one.

Source: Faisal Mustapha