Vice President Faisal Naseem has expressed hope that the ‘Ran Thaaju’ Quran Competition will successfully instill love for the Holy Quran, in the hearts and minds of the people.
He made this remark during the inauguration ceremony for the ‘Ran Thaaju’ Quran Competition held on Friday.
As such, taking the podium at the event, VP Naseem applauded how the competition is organized and its structure , expressing his gratitude to the supporters, organizers, and facilitators of the competition.
Expressing hope that the competition will successfully achieve its purpose of instilling the love for the Holy Quran in the minds and hearts of the society, VP Naseem stated that he remains hopeful that the competition will also promote the recitation of the holy book within the rules of Tajweed.
Shedding light on the significance accorded to promoting religious awareness by the incumbent administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, VP Naseem stated that the administration had carried out multiple Quran competitions during the trying time of the Covid-19 pandemic as well.
He went on to note that the Solih administration plans to hold ‘Ihya’ forums across the nation to renew and revive the spirit of the ongoing fasting month of Ramadan.
Further, he stated that the administration foresees a society that is caring towards one another and collectively works to promote the love for Islam.
Auditions for the ‘Ran Thaaju’ Quran Competition were carried out across six regions of the country, with a total of 111 participants.
20 finalists were selected for the competition through these auditions. The competition promises a grand prize of MVR 300,000.
The round of auditions featured 10 renowned Qaris in the Maldives, with the competition’s judges panel being comprised of Al-Qari Ibrahim Shifau, Al-Qari Mohamed Thaufeeq, Al-Qari Abdul Waheed Abdulla and Sheikh Nasrulla Ali.
Open to individuals between the ages of 16 – 45, the competition is so far the biggest such competition to be held in the Maldives.
‘Ran Thaaju’, which began on Friday evening, is produced by RaajjeTV in partnership with the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment.
The inauguration for the ceremony was joined by Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Ahmed Mahloof as well as Minister of Islamic Affairs Ahmed Zahir Ali.
‘Ran Thaaju’ will be aired every Friday at 9:30pm, only on RaajjeTV.