180,000 Egyptians Attending Al-Azhar Quran Contest

The Quran competition named after the Sheikh of Al-Azhar Islamic Center will kick off today with the participation of some 180,000 contenders.



The contest, organized under the supervision of Al-Azhar chief Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, will run in different stages until November 25.

The organizing committee said yesterday that all preparations have been made for the contest and the organizers have received the required training.

The first stage is held virtually with the participation of students of Al-Azhar and its affiliated centers, Al-Bawabah news reported.

Those who score at least 80 points out of 100 will make it to the next round, namely the regional stage.

The top contenders will then compete in the final round, scheduled to be held in the capital Cairo.

The competition is annually organized by Al-Azhar’s Quranic Affairs Department for the students of Al-Azhar and its affiliate Quran memorization centers.

Egypt is a country in North Africa with a population of around 100 million. Muslims account for around 90 percent of the country’s total population.

Quranic activities are very common in the Muslim-majority Arab country.

source: iqna

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