Qur’an: A Holy Book Preserved and Etched in Memories

JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS: Holy Qur’an Memorization International sees more than 40,000 Qur’an students

Saturday 1 December 2012

More than 40,000 people memorized the Holy Qur’an under the supervision of the the Holy Qur’an Memorization International (HQMI) across the world since its founding.

An annual report of the HQMI said the organization offered support to a number of Qur’an institutes and colleges in various parts of the world.

It has also been organizing regional, international and local memorization contests in Asia, Africa and Europe, Secretary Gen. of HQMI Abdullah Al-Basfar said in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency.

“The HQMI organized 15 programs to train and qualify people for recitation of the holy book in the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe. Summer programs produced 4,771 Qur’an memorizers this year. The courses are conducted by specialized experts in the Arabic language and Qur’an Sciences,” Al-Basfar said while submitting the organizations performance report for 2012.

He added that the organization also held graduation ceremonies for those who completed Qur’an memorization and recitation programs in their own respective countries with the presence of high officials and representatives of the organizations with the aim of encouraging those who learn the holy book and spread a spirit of honorable competition among them, he said.



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