The second edition of Moroccan King Muhammed IV Foundation for African Oulema Qur’an Recitation Competition ended in Abuja last Saturday, with six reciters emerging the overall winners in the male and female categories.
The winners were presented cash and other consolation prizes at a brief ceremony, which was attended by Moroccan Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma; former Secretary to the government of the federation, Yayale Ahmad; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’aba and other Islamic scholars.
The reciters were tested on memorisation, pronunciation, voice sonority, and composition.
The winners of the first category are: Ameer Gambo (Borno), Yasin Abdulbasheer (Zamfara) and Maimuna Hussain (FCT).
Khadija Yaqub Yunus, (Borno), Nazir Musa Jalo (Zamfara) and Salisu Ibrahim Ahmed (Kano) emerged as winners in the second category.
Speaking at the occasion, one of the Chief Imams of the National Mosque, Sheikh Ibrahim Ahmad Maqari said 46 reciters from 15 states participated in the competition.
He commended participants and urged them and other Muslims to not only recite the Holy Qur’an but also allow its teachings to permeate their lives.