Rabat- Moroccan contestants Mouad Ahmed Al Daouk and Oussama Omar Bouzahir have won Bahrain’s 2018 International Quran Recitation Competition Awards.
Moroccans Mouad Ahmed Al Daouk and Oussama Omar Bouzahir received the Al Qari Al Muratel Award for recitation used in prayers or completion of Quran and the Al Qari Al Sageer Award for best young reciter, respectively on Wednesday, April 25.
Ali Salah Omar from Bahrain won the Al Qari Al Mojawed award for recitation style commonly used in events.
The Bahrain Quran Competition is world’s biggest web-based Quran reciting competition, with the aim of encouraging youths from different backgrounds across the world to listen to, understand, memorize, and recite the Holy Quran.
The number of contestants from 81 countries increased from 5,000 to 7,000 in the first two years of the competition, before hitting 9,200 participants this year.
This global competition offers its participants the opportunity to polish their recitation skills, demonstrate their dedication to the Quran, and win up to USD 30,000 in prizes.
Through logging-in and applying via the quran.bh website, participants upload video clips of their recitations, which then undergo assessment and evaluation by juries based on the acceptance criteria.
As it stands, the contestants are male-only, although the organizing committee is looking for ways to engage women in the competition-stated quran.bh.