Under the patronage of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Quran Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments has scheduled the Launch Press Conference of the Bahrain web-based International Holy Quran Recitation (Global Reciter) on September 15, 2015 at Isa Cultural Centre, as well as the Final Ceremony in April 2016.
In an Official statement, the Ministry Undersecretary Dr. Fareed bin Yaqoub Al-Miftah lauded the wise leadership efforts in supporting the Holy Quran as evidenced by its keen follow up and comprehensive support and guidance to servicing Quran, improving the output of Quranic institutions and centers in the Kingdom and spreading the Quranic culture across various segments of the society.
“The International Quran Recitation (Global Reciter) is open for participants from anywhere across the globe where internet is available. Competitors can access the Global Reciter’s website (www.quran.bh) to record "live" video recitations. Panels of jury will evaluate the uploaded recitations electronically through five stages to select the top five winners who will finally be honoured in the Kingdom of Bahrain”, he added.
Dr. Al-Miftah elucidated that the competition aims to serve the Holy Quran, encourage youth at different ages to recite Quran, in addition to highlighting the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain in caring for the Holy Quran at the international level and reinforcing the efforts and unique initiatives in the Kingdom of Bahrain in eGovernment arena.
He pointed out that, beside the “Reciters Mine” award allocated for the institution that records the highest number of participants, a new Public Choice Award has been added to select the winner who obtains the highest votes providing that the reciter’s score in Tajweed is 90% or above. In addition, the Competition has been divided into two sections - instead of one. The first section will cater for Tarteel (moderate recitation) and the second section will cater for Tadweer (fastness without merging of the letters). The committee was keen to attract various abilities and desires of reciters and respond to audience demands.
Dr. Al-Miftah illuminated that the Global Reciter has been privileged with a number of partnerships that reinforces the social partnership and integration among public and private sectors. These include Media partners: Al-Watan, Al-Ayam and Al-Bilad newspapers, and Gold sponsors: Gulf Commercial Bank, Bahrain Islamic Bank and Kuwait Finance House.
Notably, the press conference will embrace speeches by the orgniser, Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, the official sponsor, Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs, the technical partner, eGovernment Authority and media partner Information Affairs Authority.