The final ceremony of the 18th International Quran Reciting Competition, will be held tomorrow, Sunday (Oct 8), in Moscow, Russia.

The 18th edition, which bears the name of King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, is organised by the Russian Muftis Council, at Crocus City Hall in Moscow.

On behalf of the King, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA) Vice Chairman, Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Khalifa, arrived this evening in Moscow, to take part in the final ceremony and deliver a speech on behalf of the King.

The Russian Muftis Council named the edition after the King, in recognition of his crucial role in serving Islam and Muslims and promoting the Holy Book of the Quran.

It is also an acknowledgment of the King’s initiatives to promote Islamic values of tolerance and moderation, the renunciation of intolerance, in addition to fostering amity, peace and human co-existence.

The Russian Muftis Council extended a token of thanks and gratitude to the King, for supporting its programmes and projects, acknowledging the royal efforts to bolster fraternal relations, binding Russian Muslims and their brethren in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Moscow International Quran Reciting Competition is considered the biggest of its kind in Europe, attracting a large number of participants from all over the world

Source: NAM News Network

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