Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA.ir), Invitations have been sent to 70 countries by the Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization to introduce their representatives for Islamic Republic of Iran’s 27th international Quran competition.
Ahmad Sharafkhani cultural deputy of the organization said that 52 countries have announced their readiness to send Quran reciters and memorizers to the contest.
Mr. Sharafkhani was speaking yesterday at a press conference in Tehran. He said that the competition is slated to be held on July 9, concurrent with the 27th day of the month of Rajab on the Islamic calendar, marking the day of Be’sat (call to prophethood). It will run through July 14.
Sharafkhani predicted that the number of participants in this year’s contest would rise by 20 percent compared to previous year’s.>>>
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