Ta’allum Participation in Annual Holy Qur’an Competition

Record Breaking Ta’allum Participation in Annual Holy Qur’an Competition

Ta’allum Academies held a series of Awards Ceremonies to recognise and reward the excellent efforts of students in the 48th annual Holy Qur’an Memorisation competition in events attended by Mr Ghanim-Bin-Saad-Al-Saad Chairman Ta'allum Group and Dr Shawkat Taha Talafha, Tarbeya’s Executive Director. The events, which took place at the Retaj Salwa Hotel were characterised by respect, emphasising Ta’allum’s commitment to promoting Islamic values and supporting the State of Qatar in spreading and understanding the Holy Qur’an. Mr Ahmed Al Mannai CEO and Dr Mohammed Saefan Director of Education awarded the commemorative plaques to the winners with fathers accompanying their sons to the stage.

Organized by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs (Awqaf) in coordination with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, 33,667 students from 404 schools (government and private) taking part in the competition. The structure of the annual competition is on two levels of memorizing the Holy Quran; the first is for students from Years 1 to 12, on six parts of the Holy Quran from Surah Al-Nas to Surah Al-Shura. The second level is for students who memorize seven of more parts of the Holy Quran.

There were record levels of Ta’allum students’ participation with over 1200 students involved representing a substantial year on year increase since 2012. 45 Ta’allum students were honoured with Special Awards for achieving outstanding levels. 16 Ta’allum teachers were also recognised for their support in promoting the competition.

During the various events many students demonstrated powerful and subtle vocal skills in their renditions. The example of the prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) was perhaps remarkably followed by the youngest student Hanzla Kashef Azam from AMAB for his remarkable, sustained memorisation skills.

Dr Mohammed Saefan, Ta’allum’s Director of Education praised the students’ self- discipline. The benefits of Quran memorisation are reaped in the form of divine rewards, but physically, the practice can boost brain health. Memorising a large quantity of text at an early age enhances working memory and learning skills. There is a direct correlation between memorisation and academic success.

Mr Ahmed Al Mannai ‘At the heart of Ta’allum’s Mission and Vision is our commitment to Islamic values. This competition supports our goals. We aim for even higher numbers of Ta’allum students to participate next year.’

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