Top participants in Egypt’s national competition on memorization of the Holy Quran and Islamic culture were honored in a ceremony on August 11.
According to wadymasr.com, the ceremony was attended by Mohammad Mukhtar Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments in Egypt, Mahmoud Abul Nasr, Education Minister of the country and Ahmad ‘Umar Hashim, the Ex-Vice Chancellor of al-Azhar Islamic Center.
Addressing the ceremony, the Education Minister said that the ministry is trying to disseminate Islamic values and ethics and establish moderation, which is recommended by Islam.
He added that promotion of Islamic culture and identification and introduction of talents in memorization of Quran, poetry and Ibtihal (a kind of religious singing) were the two objectives of the ceremony.
At the end of the program, students who succeeded to win top ranks in the national Quran memorization competition were awarded cash prizes as well as a copy of the Holy Quran and a collection of works published by Egypt’s Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs.