On 5-6 November, Quran reciters from all over Ukraine, adults and kids, who are quite fluent in Arabic, as well as those, who know only the standard phrases in the language, gathered at the Kyiv Islamic Cultural Centre to compete for the first place in their categories.
In the category "The whole Quran", Ibrahim Mahmoud (I), Nurmuhammed Abdulkadir (II) and Lutfi Abdurahman (III) won the first three places respectively; in the category “15 ajzāʼ (parts)”, the winners are Motasim Aluraibi (I) and Veronica Lichkovskaya (II); “10 ajzāʼ” — Valya Bihayya (I), Yara Alnajjar Yara (II) and Muhammed Kamil (III); “5 ajzāʼ — Viam Taha (I), Salyah Omar (II), Saeed Ahmed (III). Very young experts in the category “2 ajzāʼ” are Hatidzhe Sattarova (I), Ailya Alhamad (II) and Mohammed Samazov (III).
A follower of Islam should be guided by the Quran always and everywhere, that’s why he should, at least, familiarize himself with the Holy Book or even better he should study it carefully. And, if possible, he should learn by heart the parts of Quran as many as possible.