A national level competition on recitation of the holy Quran is going to be held for the first time to recognise the talents.
Baitul Mukarram National Mosque Musalli Committee will organise the mega Islamic reality show styled ‘Quraner Noor’ with the support of Bashundhara Group.
Any Hafiz, aged below 15, will be eligible to participate in the competition that will be kicked off soon, organisers said in a press briefing at Islamic Foundation conference room of the national mosque in the capital.
The country has been divided into 11 regions for holding the competition in a smooth way, they said.
The leading industrial conglomerate in the country patronised the nationwide programme for recognizing the unsung talents of the holy text from Allah Subhanau Wa Ta’ala.
Musalli Committee chief advisor and Bashundhara Group Managing Director Sayem Sobhan Anvir was present at the press conference.
The organisers also said that they would soon request the interested participants to register their names online.
The recorded programme will be aired on News24 from the first day of Ramadan, they added.
However, any winner of such international competition would not be able to take part in Quraner Noor programme.
The competition will be telecasted at News24 television while featured videos on the participants will stream through YouTube.
Noted Islamic scholar Shaykh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, Baitul Mukarram Khatib Mufti Ruhul Amin, Pesh Imam Mufti Maulana Muhammad Muhibullahil Baki, Maulana Mizanur Rahman, Mufti Ehsanul Haque Jilani, Maulana Mohiuddin Kashemi were present at guests of honour on the occasion.
Musalli Committee president Eakub Ali and senior vice president Gulzar Ahmed spoke on the occasion while general secretary Mizanur Rahman Manik moderated press conference.
Musalli Committee president Eakub Ali said the competition will be organised across eleven regions of the country to bring the talents to national level.
“Top 45 contestants will participate in the second round of the competition. A distinguished panel including noted Islamic scholars will short out the top finalists from the round. The champion of the competition will be awarded Tk 1 million,” he said.
Pesh Imam Mufti Maulana Muhammad Muhibullahil Baki appreciated the role of Bashundhara Group for its decision to use the name of the group after the title to show respect to the holy book.
“I would like to mention another specialty of the media outlets under the conglomerate. News24 telecasts Islamic programme without any break. It helps the scholar share religious knowledge without interruption of commercials. Other channels can follow News24 television while running Islamic programmes,” he said.
Musalli Committee senior vice president Gulzar Ahmed expressed gratitude to Bashundhara Group Managing Director for extending supports for devotees at national mosque.
“Some 86 devotees have performed umrah as our chief advisor pledged to support 104 underprivileged to support rituals in holy land. We hope to complete the phase within next week. Sayem Sobhan Anvir pledged support for another 500 devotees to perform umrah and traditional hajj. Let’s pray for his prosperity,” he said.
Ahmed informed the meeting that Musalli Committee will arrange iftar for 60 thousand devotees at national mosque during the Ramadan this year with support from chief advisor Sayem Sobhan Anvir.
Daily Sun, Kaler Kantho, Bangladesh Pratidin, Banglanews24.com and Radio Capital are the media partners of the nationwide competition.
BDST: 1939 HRS, FAB 01, 2023