Reciters from 22 countries competed in the event sponsored by the Zaytouna Mosque.
Rabat – Abdeljalil Bouski, a young Moroccan reciter, won the 16th annual International Competition for Holy Quran Memorization, Interpretation and Recitation, in the Tajweed category.
Abdeljalil Bouski was born in 2003 in Marrakech and is studying in Casablanca.
Mohamed ben Abdelkader of Tunisia won the memorization category prize. The winners received their prizes at a ceremony in Tunis.
The competition took place from December 8 to 13 and brought together 31 participants from 22 countries: Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Palestine, Russia, Bahrain, and Iraq.
Several Muslim scholars and international arbitrators, including the young Moroccan Hisham Al-Rajhi of the Council of Muslim Scholars in Marrakech, attended the competition. Among the attendance were Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs, Ahmed Adoum, and members of the Islamic diplomatic corps in Tunisia, including Abdelilah Oudadas, the charge d’affaires ad interim at the Kingdom’s embassy in Tunis.
This year’s event, which honored Tunisian scholar Ibn Arafa, took place at the Malik ibn Anas mosque in Carthage. The Zaytouna Mosque in Tunis sponsored the competition.