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July 12, 2011

Winners of Holy Quran recitation contest awarded

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AFP
July 12, 2011

Islamabad
A solemn ceremony was held at National Library Auditorium on Monday in which winners of the recently held 8th Annual All Pakistan Kids Holy Quran Recitation Competition, their parents and teachers were appreciated.
The ceremony was organised by Muslim World League - Holy Quran Memorisation International Organisation and among others attended by former President Muhammad Rafique Tarar, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz Bin Ibrahim Al Ghadeer and Managing Director Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal Zumard Khan. As many as 58 reciters from all over the country took part in six different categories. The first position holder of each category has also qualified for the Saudi Arabia International Holy Quran contest to be held in Makkahtul Mukarramah in the Holy month of Ramazan. Speaking on the occasion former President Muhammad Rafique Tarar lauded the work of Holy Quran Memorization International Organization for holding the event.
He said such competitions help scout new talents in recitation besides encouraging the kids and providing them with necessary training and knowledge of recitation. He said it was heartening to note that the number of Huffaz of the Holy Quran was increasing with each passing day. Rafique Tarar said that the Muslim Ummah was passing through a critical time and the solution of all its problems was in following the teachings of Holy Quran and Sunnah of Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him). Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Abdul Aziz Bin Ibrahim Al Ghadeer appreciated the kids and said they were the assets of entire Muslim
Ummah.
PBM Managing Director Zamurrud Khan announced Rs3.8 million for winners of the contest. He also announced a monthly stipend of Rs20,000 each for two highly impressive kids - six-year old girl Hafiza Khansa Javed Ali
and 11-year old Wazir Ali. He said they would be getting the stipend till the time they become able to earn. Khansa memorized the Holy Quran in just 115 days, while Wazir besides an outstanding

reciter can answer several questions related to verses of the Holy Book.

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