The winners were announced in a ceremony held Wednesday night at Tehran’s Summit Conference Hall.
The ceremony began with recitation of verses from the holy Quran by Mr. Nikdasti, winner of the first title in the recitation category.
Then Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Mohammadi head of the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization gave a report on organizing the 27th edition of the competition.
The next speaker was Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani who said that the Noble Quran is the book of guidance which contains the plan for humanity’s prosperity and salvation.
Later, winners of the competition were announced and received their awards.
In the recitation category Masud Nikdasti from Iran came first and Abdullah Davud Muhammad from Tanzania, Fathullah Vahiyuddin from Indonesia, Anwar bin Hassin from Malaysia and Abdullah Ahmad Hassan from Kuwait won the second to fifth titles, respectively.
In the category of memorization of the holy Quran Ali Rajabi won the top position while Mehdi Muhammad Khalil from Iraq, Badr Abdul- Hafiz Al-Hadd from Libya, Madd Jaddi Isa from Algeria and Muhamamd Salis Abdusallam from Nigeria came second to fifth, respectively.
Islamic Republic of Iran’s 27th international Quran competition was held in Tehran from July 9-14 with the participation of 90 Quran reciters and memorizers from 60 countries.