2nd prize for Saudi at Qur’an competition
Saudi Arabia bagged the second place award at the sixth International Qur’an Memorization and Recitation Competition, which was organized by the Malaysian government in Kuala Lumpur.
The competition marks the celebration of Muslim youth who have memorized the Holy Qur’an.
Abdullah Mohammed Al-Khairy represented the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs in the competition and received the second prize from the Malaysian Federation King Tuanku Abdul Halim.
Al-Khairy thanked the Saudi government for supporting the youth and bestowing special attention to those who memorize the Qur’an.
He said he was honored by the recognition.
He also credited his triumph to the head of the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Sheikh Saleh bin Al-Sheikh, for his efforts and encouragement.
Meanwhile, Mansour Al-Sumaih, secretary-general of the Saudi Domestic and International Competition Supervision, said the Kingdom’s participation in such competitions comes in line with the government’s efforts to motivate and encourage the youth to memorize the holy Qur’an.