Iraqi reciter wins Katara Holy Quran contest

 13 Jun 2018 - 10:18

Iraqi reciter wins Katara Holy Quran contest

The Peninsula

DOHA: An Iraqi reciter Sabah Khalaf has won first prize worth QR500,000 in Katara Holy Quran recitation contest. 

The first five winners were selected by an expert panel of judges from about 100 contestants from across the globe. Iraqi reciter Sabah Khalaf won the first position bagging a cash prize of QR500,000. The second prize worth QR400,000 went to Mohammed Muftah Basheer from Libya while Mohammed Niyazi from Egypt won the third position taking home QR300,000.

Younus Mohammed Mahra from Syria won the fourth prize worth QR200,000 and the fifth prize of QR100,000 went to Mohammed Azyawi from Morocco. The contest was being aired by Qatar Television since the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan. 

Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager of Katara Cultural Village honoured the winners. He said that the second edition of the competition had become a big success in terms of participation as well as organization. He thanked Qatar Television for being an active partner in the contest. 

Al Sulaiti said that the Katara Prize for Quran Recitation has achieved its goal of promoting and discovering new talents in the learning and recitation of the Holy Quran.

Katara will produce a CD containing full chapters of the Holy Quran with recitations by winners of the first five prizes.