The Opening Ceremony of the Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition under the Kazan OIC Youth Capital 2022 was held successfully in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, the ICYF , the Academy of Youth Diplomacy, Tatarstan Republican Youth Public Foundation “SELET” and the Muslim Board of the Republic of Tatarstan as a hybrid program on 17 May 2022 in Kazan, Tatarstan (RF).
The Ceremony started with welcoming remarks by H.E. Mr. Timur Suleymanov, the Minister of Youth Affairs of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mufti Mr. Kamil Hazrat Samigullin, Chairman of the Muslim Board of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Aidar Shagimardanov, President of Muslim Entrepreneurs of the Russian Federation and Mr. Rasul Omarov, Director-General of the ICYF, who delivered a speech on behalf of the ICYF President.
The yearlong programme of this year’s capital kicked off with the Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition for young reciters to get acquainted with the rules and essence of recitation with Tajweed of the Qur’an.
The hybrid competition brought 5 Young Females Reciters and 37 Young Male Reciters from 22 different countries from OIC Member States and Muslim Minorities together to enhance the practice and study of the Holy Qur’an among young reciters.