Bhopal: The two-day seventh "Aalamee
Musabiqa Qirat-e-Qur'an" (international competition of traditional
styles of rendition of the Holy Qur'an with Tajweed) will be
organized here on December 22 and 23 at the historic Iqbal Maidan
open air auditorium in the walled city after Isha prayers.
Qaris from all over India and abroad would be taking part in the
international "Musabiqa". Qaris from the United Kingdom, Iran,
Pakistan, Republic of Panama along with from the Indian states of
Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra,
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh,
Haryana and host Madhya Pradesh etc. would exhibit their skills of
rendering Qur'an in different styles in the competition.
The "Musabiqa" is being organized under the banner of Aalamee
Anjuman-e-Zeenat-ul-Qur'an here with the support of local MLA Arif
According to Maulana Abdul Hafeez Khan, president of this Aalamee
Anjuman, the well-known Qari Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Wastanvi,
Raees-ul-Jamia, Akkal Kuan (Maharashtra), will be the chief guest
of the programme while Maulana Peer Saeed Miyan Mujaddadi, Rector
of Dar-ul-Uloom Taj-ul-Masajid, Bhopal would preside over the
The Heads of Tajweed Department at Deoband and
Nadwat-ul-Ulama, Nadwa (Lucknow) namely Qari Mohammad Aftab Ahmad
and Qari Mohammad Riaz Mazhari respectively along with noted Qaris
from Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband, Hathora will grace the function.
Maulana Abdul Hafeez informed that Qaris emerging first, second
and third in the "Musabiqa" will be presented cash awards of Rs.
25,000; Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000 respectively along with
mementos. Qaris who are placed fourth and fifth in the "Musabiqa"
would be given Rs. 5,000 each as consolation prizes.
Other cash awards would also be
All the participants of the "Musabiqa"
would be given participation certificates, he added.