The World Federation’s India Office along with Khoja Shia Ithna-Asheri Jamaat Mumbai organised a vacation competition for students by the name of IQRA. The competition was also supported by: Al Muntazar Tours, Al Raza Tours, As Serat Tours, Channel WIN and Jafari Propogation Centre.
The competition was organised during the month of May, which is the time for summer vacation, which enables the participants to make the best use of their free time. It was open to boys of Mumbai City and was divided into three age groups: 6 to 10, 11 to 16 and 17 to 25 years. Total participants were 313 from the 7 major centres i.e. Dongri, Bandra, Andheri, Mumbra, Mira Road, Vasai and Kurla.
The basic criterion was the recitation of selected Surahs, Duas, Ziarat and Adhaan as per the proper Arabic Makhraj and Lehen. The curriculum was divided into modules depending on the Age Groups. Centrewise tests were conducted in the last week of May 2014 and the winners of each module had to compete with each other on 15th June 2014 at KSI Masjid, Dongri.
Support lectures by experienced Qaris were provided once a week at all centres. In total there were 6 Qaris who were providing service to all centres around Mumbai in the month of May.
Winners from each centre were awarded Cash prizes and were qualified for the FINAL round of contest. The top 3 winners from Mumbai were awarded Ziarat Package to Mashad and Qum. Winners from each centre also get a chance to recite on Channel WIN.
||Qualified for FINALS
||Winner of Grand Prize
The winners, who will, InshaAllah, be going for Ziarat to Iran are:
Mohammed Suleiman of Mira Road
Mohammed Sahil Noorani of Dongri
Abdul Hasan of Mumbra
"This competition made my grandson learn Dua e Ahad at the age of 10 which took me a long time" says Sajjadbhai Suleiman.
"A very good initiative by The World Federation and KSI Jamaat Mumbai, on religious front this is the best thing to have happened to Mumbai in the past 35 years..." says Sajidbhai Agha.
"This program was necessary and it’s good that it was done during vacation. More such programs are needed for the kids on regular basis" says Azizbhai Bhayani
Sayyid Aliraza Naqvi, Assistant Secretary General, Islamic Education says “What a great way to welcome the Month of Ramadhan. I’m sure the youth in Mumbai have taken inspiration from this competition and will work hard during the forthcoming glorious days and make their recitation perfect. I’m overjoyed by the fact that the competition has been welcomed very well. JazakAllah to WF India Office, KSI Jamaat Mumbai, the Sponsors and Volunteers for their hard work”
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