Iran’s 33rd Int’l Quran Contest: Draw to Be Held Tuesday


The draw for the 33rd edition of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s international Quran competition will be held on Tuesday.

According to the organizing committee, the draw will determine when it will be each Qari or memorizer’s turn to perform his recitation or answer questions of the panel of judges.

The competition’s opening ceremony is slated for Wednesday, May 11.

According to the Quranic Affairs Center of Iran’s Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization, this year’s competition will be organized on May 11-17 at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini (RA) Mosalla (prayer hall).

Until last year, the Islamic Summit Hall in northern Tehran hosted the annual competition.

The international Quranic event convenes Quran reciters and memorizers from around the Muslim world every year.

In 2015, 67 Quran reciters and 62 memorizers from 81 countries took part in the 32nd edition of the contest on May 15-22.

22 Quran experts from Iran and other countries formed the jury panel of the contest.