Quran Memorization Contest Begins in Mauritania

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According to saharamedias website, it has been organized by the Islamic Affairs and Education Department of the city in cooperation with Mauritania’s Scholars Society.

The contenders compete in memorization of the Holy Quran in different age groups.

Ahmed Ould al-Hadi, a member of the organizing committee, said the contest is aimed at encouraging the youth to learn the Holy Quran in the holy month of Ramadan.

He added that the event was part of the programs held by the Islamic Affairs and Education Department during Ramadan.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in the Maghreb region of western North Africa.

The country’s population is estimated to be about 4 million and virtually all Mauritanians are Muslims.

The annual fasting month of Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic lunar calendar.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast as an effective way of practicing self-discipline. They are also expected to strengthen their character through self-restraint, charitable-giving and introspection.

Reading and contemplating the Holy Quran is also a major activity for Muslims during the holy month.

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