International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA)

In 1966, the worlds best 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.

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Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is honored by the Hon. Prime Minister of Thailand.

April 6, 2019
The closing ceremony of the biggest Quranic event of Thailand

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Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is honored by the Hon. Prime Minister of Thailand.

 April 6, 2019      Dhaka

The closing ceremony of the biggest Quranic event of Thailand ‘International Miladun-Nabi (SAW)’ was held on 5th April at Bangkok. The Hon. Prime Minister of Thailand, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha was the Chief guest of the ceremony.

The world renowned Qari of Egypt and Bangladesh Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina and Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari participated the conference as the Guest of honor. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is the President of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), Chief Qari(Shaikhul Qurra) of Bangladesh and Director, Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh. Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina is the President of World Quran Reciters Association (Ittehadul Qurra Al-Alamia, conducted by the Arab League), and International Secretary of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

 

Hon. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha handed over the crest of recognition to Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari and Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina.

The representatives of Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines also participated the conference. Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Diplomats, Scholars etc. also attended the conference.

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is the only one Bangladeshi Qari who participates international Qira’at conferences at several countries, who also attends conferences held at Royal Palaces of Different Kings as a Royal Guest. He is the elder son of Imamul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah.), who was one of the organizers of Historical Six Point Movement and Liberation War of Bangladesh, the pioneer of correct recitation of the Holy Quran in Bangladesh.

Flashbacks || 19th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2019

March 23, 2019
The 19th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh

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Flashbacks || 19th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2019

 March 23, 2019      Dhaka

The 19th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh from 8th-22nd February 2019. The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) and Sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh.

The opening ceremony of the conference was held at National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka. The conference was inaugurated by Adv. Sheikh Md. Abdullah, Hon. State Minister for Religious Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Alhajj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron. Mr. Mosharraf Hossain Vuiyan NDC, Chairman, National Borad of Revenue (NBR); Mr. Shamim Mohammed Afzal, Director General, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh; Mawlana Qari Shah Ataullah Ibne Hafejji Hujur; H.E. Mr. Mohammad Reza Nafar, Ambassador for Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; Mr. Mohamed Roslan, Deputy High Commissioner for High Commission of Brunei Darussalam at Dhaka were was present as the Special guests.

The participant Qari’s were, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Sadien (South Africa), Sheikh Yasir Sharqawi (Egypt), Qari Yasar Cuhadar (Turkey), Qari hamid Shakernezhad (Iran) and Qari Numan Pimbayabaya (Philippines).

Shaikhul Qurra Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari chaired the conference. The conference took place at 12 locations of Bangladesh under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

"خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه"-'The best amongst you are the ones who learn Quran and teach it to others'