Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, President IQRA and Director of the Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh, has traveled to Canada to participate with the 15th Annual Hifz and Qira’atul Quran Competition as the Chief Guest at Toronto that is going to be held from 13th-15th March. The Islamic Foundation of Toronto annually organize the Competition.
International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA)
In 1966, the world renowned Quran Reciters (Qari’s) Association ‘International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA)’ was established.The main aim of establishing IQRA was to introduce the correct Quran recitation (Qira’at) in the whole Asia continent (especially in the Subcontinent). In 1966 & 1967 IQRA organized international Quran recitation conferences in East & West Pakistan where Qari’s from 17 countries attended the conferences.Following after second conference the activities of IQRA came to a halt.
IQRA President, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf travels to Canada
Flashbacks || 20th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2020
The 20th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh from 24th January-9th February 2020. The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh, in association with Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.
The opening ceremony of the conference was held at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka on 24th January. Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron.
Janab Mawlana Qari Shah Ataullah Ibne Hafejji Hujur, Chairman, Bangladesh Khilafat Andolon; Janab Mahbub Hossain, Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police; Janab Abdul Hamid Jamaddar; Director General of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh; Janab Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, Governor, Board of Governors, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh were present as the special guests.
Sheikh Dr. Samih Al-Asamenah, Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Jordan and Chairman, Board of Printing & Publications of the Holy Quran in Jordan and several Countries; H. E. Janab Mohammad Reza Nafar, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; H.E. Janab Haji Haris Bin Othman, High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam in Bangladesh, H.E. Janab Majid Halim, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Morocco in Bangladesh; H.E. Janab Abdul Qayoom Malikzad, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; Janab Fahad Khalifa Al-Attiayah, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the State of Qatar at Dhaka; Janab Sameer, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco at Dhaka; Janab Dr. Seyed Hassan Sehat, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran at Dhaka; Janab Mohammad Fadli, Secretary, High Commission of Malaysia at Dhaka; Janab Tarek Al-Shaer, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt at Dhaka and Janab Bambang Prihartadi, Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia at Dhaka were present as the Guest of Honor.
The participant Qari’s were,
- Qari Karim Mansouri, Iran
- Sheikh Adel Al Baz, Egypt
- Sheikh Ahmad Al Khaldi, Morocco
- Qari Huseyin Turkan Al-Azhari, Turkey
- Qari Muaz Mustafa Al-Azhari, Thailand
- Qari Wan Ainuddin Hilmi Bin Abdullah, Malaysia
Shaikhul Qurra of Bangladesh, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari chaired the conference.
The conference took place at 16 locations of Bangladesh under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).