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TMC revives Quran recitation culture, rewards best reciters with Hajj

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A 20-year-old student of Daarul Abrar Islamic Academy, Benin City, Mu’awiya Abdulrahman has won Hajj ticket for emerging the overall best reciter at the 2nd National Quranic Recitation Competition organised by The Muslim Congress (TMC).

The grand finale was held at the University of Lagos Main Auditorium last week Sunday.

Abdulrahman also got three wristwatches from “Aago” a watch firm and cash prizes.

The second best reciter, Uthman Idris from Lagos State received ticket to perform Umrah in 2019 to be sponsored by Captain Abdulkeel Adeoye, who is the co-chairman of the occasion. He received one wrist-watch and N5,000 cash.

The third prize was won by Abdul Basit Abdul-Lateef from Kwara State, who also received a laptop, one wrist-watch and N5,000 cash while four other contestants equally went home with consolation prizes.

The panel of judges for the Quranic recitation, headed by Imam Abdulazeez Ariremako, announced the results of the competition.

TMC Amir Dr Luqman AbdurRaheem said the Congress organised the National Quranic Competition with the objective of reviving the dying culture of Quranic recitation among the Muslim communities.

“We have organised this particular Quranic competition because of five “Rs”.

The first one is to re-establish the culture of Qur’an, which is dying.

AbdurRaheem appealed to those at the occasion to go back home to replicate and revive, in their respective families, the culture of reciting Qur’an at all times.

Abdul-Lateef remarked that in Nigeria, the level of morality was at the lowest ebb. “One of the ways of reminding us of the virtues of the Holy Qur’an is by encouraging the recitation of the Qur’an,”

The Managing Director of Hajj Mabrur Ventures, Alhaji Abdu Hameed Solate urged Muslim, most especially the youths to uphold the teachings of the holy Quran.

He enjoined them to read and practice the Quran.

“ The youth are the future leaders, once they are encourage to get closer to the Quran by reading and understanding it, they will be guided to the purpose for which Allah has reveal the Quran”, he said.


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