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In The Name of Allah
The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

 

The Arab Republic of Egypt
The Holy Azhar
Ministry of Wakfs

 

Peace be upon you and Allah's mercy and blessing.

The Arab Republic of Egypt performs universal competition for memorizing The Holy Quran in the differ countries all over the world in order to encourage them tolearn The Holy Quran by heart. This competition is organized by The Holy Azhar and The Egyptian Ministry of wakfs. It will be held during the period starting on 19 Ramadan 1419 H till 28 Ramadan 1419h corresponding to January 7,1999 G till January 16,1999 G.

It Pleases us if you kindly nominate those who are capable to participate in this competition (one person only), according to the terms stated in the booklet enclosed herewith.

Applications should be delivered to the embassy of The Arab Republic of Egypt in your native country.

Deadline: 1 Shaban 1419 H corresponding to November 21, 1998

 

The Minister of wakfs
Prof, Dr. Mahmoud Hamdy Zakzouk

Great Rector of Al AZHAR
Dr. Muhammed Saied Tantawy


In The Name of Allah
The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful

 

The Arab Republic of Egypt, The Holy Azhar


The sixth universal Holy Quran Competition held in
The Arab Republic of Egypt


Organized By
The Holy Azhar and The Egyptian, Ministry of Wakfs

1419 H .. 1999 G

 

The Holy Quran is Allah 's. evident light. It is the straight path which helps the emotions not to deviate and hearts not to be in doubt for the prominent prestige of the Holy Quran and its real influence for guiding people and to realize this sublime aim.

Egypt was anxious since a long time to organize several competitions of memorzing The Holy Quran among the different classes of the Egyptian people, to enliven the spirit of rivalry in this magnificent field.

Due to adhesion to praiseworthy Sunna, we had achieved our aims that encouraged us to spread these activities all over the world, thus Egypt organized this universal competion of memorizing, chanting and reciting The Quran, reading The Quran with tarteel and tajweed in other words, reading The Quran in accordance with the established rules of pronunciation and intonation. In order to encourage The Muslims to learn it by heart and be their Lighthouse and it will be as follows:

 

Firstly: The Competition has five categories

1- First category:
Memorizing the whole of the Holy Quran with tajweed and Tarteel, with the interpretation of its 27th part.

2- Second category:
Memorizing the whole of the Holy Quran with Tajweed and Tarteel

3- Third category
Memorizing one half of The Holy Quran with Tajweed and Tarteel

4- Fourth category:
Memorizing one fourth 'T of the Holy Quranvvith Tajweed and Tarteel and chanting in good tone

5- Fifth category:
Memorizing The last five parts of The Holy Quran no: 26 27 28 29 30 for the non speaking Arabic countries and among those who do not study at Al Azhar. It is necessary for the participant to be acquainted with the rules and essence of the parts he has chosen to read .

 

Secondly: General Terms

1- The competitor should not be more than thirty years old in the first category and in second category and not more than twenty five years old in other categories with no limit to the minimum age and not more than twenty five years old in other categories with no limit to the minimum age.

2- He should not be one of -the prominent reciters of The Holy Quran in The Muslim World, or a professional man of Tajweed and Tarteel in his native town.

3- The competitor can not change the category he has stated in his entry form unless for a higher category.

4- He should not be a Winner of the last year competition though he can compete in another branch higher than the one he had competed in last year.

5- A blind competitor, or a young one who Is less than fifteen (15) years old can have a companion.

The Companion shall bear the cost of his air tickets and other travel expenses from his country to Cairo international airport except the accommodation which will be provided by the ministry.

Thirdly: Invitations

1- Invitations will be send to the muslim States through the concerned ministers there.

Also it will be send to states where there are Muslim minorities, through the Egyptian Ambassadors in these Countries.

2- An Islamic State, organization, society or Islamic center in a non Muslim State can participate in the competition with no more than one competitor from each Muslim State or a state that has Muslim Minorities.

Fourthly: General Information

1- The Egyptian Ministry of Wakfs will Host all the competitors, companions and arbitrators during their stay in The Republic, for the period starting on 19 Ramadan 1419 H till 28 Ramadan 1419 H corresponding to January 7,1999 G till January 16,1999 G. It will bear the cost of transportation, travel only for competitors ands arbitrators.

2- The forms after being filled, should be addressed to:

The Arab Republic of Egypt, Cairo - Ministry of Wakfs
13 Sabriy Abu Alam street Bab El Louk
Mr. Abd EL Kareem EL Nahhas the first under secretary of state for the central services

3- The deadline for receiving the applications is: the first of Shaban 1419 H Corresponding to 21/11/1998 G. To dispatch the form does not automatically give the right to participate in the competition. A competitor should wait till he receives a written approval or the airline tickets.

May Allah guide you to the right path.