KAMPALA — A mega and rare race code-named — Fadhilah International Quran Competitions — calling for the beautiful and influential voices to recite the holy Quran has been officially launched in Uganda.
The Competitions scheduled for June was launched on April 20 at a function held at Fadhilah Islamic School, Katalemwa Kawanda in Matugga.
The school Director Hajji Hasan Mugoya in company of Dr Rashid Yahaya Ssemuddu -the former Ugandan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, jointly presided over the launch, which proceeded a tour of the institution’s campus, punctuated with the planting of trees to mark the occasion.
Other directors – including Noah Mayambala and Shafi Manafa were too, in attendance.
Mr. Mugoya who doubles as the Founder – Fadhilah International Quran Competitions said the race aims at providing a rich Islamic experience to the country and the world by highlighting the diversity of the cultures of the Islamic world, which is reflected in the different methods of reciting the Quran.
Mr. Mugoya added the competitions hope to encourage a better understanding of the holy Quran and its recitations amongst Muslim youth, as well as promoting the nature of Islam which ‘rejects extremism and intolerance in all its forms.’
Applications for the event was subsequently opened on Tuesday April 20 and will close in June.
While physical applications can be delivered at Ham Property Management opposite Old Kampala primary school and Fadhilah Islamic School Katalemwa.
The competition is part of a packed schedule for 2021.
“The competition will be for the most beautiful reciting of the Holy Qur’an, and competitors from all over the world are invited,” he announced.
Dr. Ssemuddu commended the idea and called for more innovations aimed at uplifting and promoting the Islamic religion.
The winners of the competition will be awarded a fully sponsored Umrah and Hijjah among other benefits.