12th national Qur’anic competition in Zahedan

12th national Qur’anic competition in Zahedan

The 12th nationwide Qur’anic competition for hifdh and qiraah (memorization and recitation of the Qur’an) has been held in Darululoom Zahedan, Iran.

As previous years, dozens of students and memorizers of the noble Qur’an took part in the spiritual competition devoutly; it was continued for three days from Feb 12 to 14, 2013.

More than 170 good reciters and memorizers from different Sunni-populated regions reached Darululoom Zahedan to participate in the competition. Most of the participants belonged to the Sistan-Baluchistan, Khorasan Razavi, Khorasan Jonoobi, Golestan and Hormozgan provinces. Some of them were residents of Fars, Bushehr, Tehran and Kurdistan provinces.

It is noteworthy, the 12th national competition was held in two grades; as 70 of the participants acceded to the final stage. It was the recommendation of Shaikh-ul-Islam Mawlana Abdol-Hameed.

Inaugural meeting
On Tuesday morning, the inaugural meeting began its work in presence of teachers and students of Darululoom Zahedan. After good recitation of Qari Muhammad Ghaffari, Mawlana Abd-ur-Rahman Mohebbi, a Hadith teacher at Darululoom Zahedan, presented a discourse on the importance and status of the noble Qur’an and its reading.

Besides, the rector of the largest Sunni seminary in Iran, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi, talked to the audience briefly and welcomed them warmly.

Shaikh Mohebbi’s speech was in the light of the 164th verse of Al-e-Imran chapter. He counted prophethood of Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him, and revelation of the noble Qur’an ‘the biggest events in human history’.

The Hadith teacher of Darululoom Zahedan pointed the blessing of reciting the noble Qur’an is a divine gift for the Muslim nation. Reading Qur’an was one of the aims of Holy Prophet and scholars should maintain this aim.

For his part, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed thanked the attendees over participation in the Qur’anic activities. He urged holding such meetings catch Allah Exalted’s mercy and special blessings.

Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah added more that the noble Qur’an is an everlasting miracle of the prophet Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him, that is an obvious evidence for Islam’s rightfulness. The noble Qur’an is the only tool for the salvation of mankind. Ignorance can be wiped out only via the Qur’an.

Final session
The final meeting was initiated on Thursday morning (Feb. 14) inside the Grand Makki Masjid, next to the seminary. In this session, competition among adult participants was held in memorization of the entire chapters of the Qur’an and reciting it with a better sound.
After that, Shaikh-ul-Hadith of Darululoom, Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi, talked to the audience.

He underlined the main object of such meetings is to gain Allah’s pleasure and to be more familiar with the Qur’an.

The chairman of the Coordination Council of Sunni Seminaries of Sistan-Baluchistan stated:

*We believe all powers and worldly tools are nothing comparing with the blessings of the noble Qur’an.
*If others feel proud of their ancestors, we are proud of the noble Qur’an and brilliant teachings of Holy Prophet, peace be upon him.
*If people present their poems, prose and rhymes, we hold the Qur’an.
*We challenge singers by best sounds of Qurra of the noble Qur’an.

Shaikh Ismaeelzahi addressed reciters of the Qur’an advising them to maintain reading the Qur’an all the time. He said you must not be limited to some functions and gatherings; the noble Qur’an should be read always.

Names of the adult winners

Good reciting:
First position: Hameed Azizi from Tehran;
Second position: Mohammad Mallahi from Hormozgan;
Third position: Suleiman Kuhi from Sarbaz, Baluchistan.

Memorization of the entire Qur’an:
First position: Hesamuddin Karim-zai from Chabahar, Baluchistan;
Second position: Abdullah Mohammadi-nejad from Pishin, Baluchistan;
Third position: Seddiqullah Matloubi from Mashhad, Khorasan.

Memorization of 20 parts of the Qur’an:
First position: Naeemullah Mir-Baloch, Darululoom Zahedan;
Second position: Ali Shaikh-Jami, Ahnaf Seminary of Taybad, Khorasan;
Third position: Abdol-Hameed Narui from Gosht, Saravan (Baluchistan).

Names of the kid winners

Memorization of the entire Qur’an:
First position: Muhammad Eshaqzahi from Tawhid seminary of Mirjaveh (Baluchistan);
Second position: Nazeer Rangiden from Anza, Sarbaz (Baluchistan);
Third position: Waleed Rangiden from Anza, Sarbaz (Baluchistan).

Memorization of 20 parts:

First position: Elyas Fouladi from Tartil-ul-Qur’an of Zahedan;
Second position: Abuzar Abtin from Mashhad;
Third position: Seddiq Arbabi from Kuhwan, Sarbaz (Baluchistan).

Memorization of 10 parts:

First position: Mohammad Omar Shahbakhsh from Shurak village of Zahedan;
Second position: Jameel-ur-Rahman Husseini, Dar-ut-Tahfidh Allama Nadvi from Birjand (South Khorasan);
Third position: Abubakr Darwishi from Anwarululoom Khayrabad (Central Khorasan).

All position holders and winners were honored by good medal prizes at the end of the session. The 12th national competition of Sunni students was concluded by sincere prays of Mawlana Abdol-Hameed, may Allah protect him.

Report: SunniOnline.us


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