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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      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).

The Invited Guests of ’19th International Qira’at Conference Bangladesh-2019′

 January 18, 2019      Dhaka

19th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2019

 October 31, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari is appointed the Chief Qari of Bangladesh.

 July 12, 2018      Dhaka

The world renowned Qari Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari is appointed the Shaikhul Qurra (Chief Qari) of Bangladesh. The President of ‘الاتحاد العربي والدولي لقراء القرآن الكريم/Al-Ittehadul Arabee Wad-Dawlii Li-Qurra Il-Quranil Kareem’ (the approx body of Global Quran Reciters) Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina and the president of ‘Arab Peoples and Parliaments Organizations/منظمة الشعوب والبرلمانات العربية ‘,  Dr. Abdel Aziz Abdullah Hamad have awarded Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari, the Chief Qari (Shaikhul Qurra) of Bangladesh.

It is worth mention here that from the advent of the liberation until the year 2018 this position was indeed occupied by the great pioneer of Quran recitation, the Chief Qari of Bangladesh Radio and Television, Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah). At the sad demise of ٍSheikh Mohammed Yusuf on 18th April 2018, his able elder son Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari is awarded the position of Shaikhul Qurra of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari made the great flag of Bangladesh most cherished and honored in the soils of foreign countries by his outstanding recitation from the Holy Quran. Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Naina stated that the honor of award of Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari will pen a new vista of relationship with Bangladesh and foreign countries. This is a great honor for the nation and it will be enriching the horizon of Recitation of holy Quran in home and abroad. Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari earned his degree in Dawra-e- Hadith with distinction in Bangladesh and later got his highest Degree of 8 years period Ma’hadul Qira’at of Al Azhar in Egypt on Quranic Science and Phonetics (Qira’at Ashara).

Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf Al Azhari,receives crest of honor from Turkish Minister for Religious Affairs

 May 31, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, current President of International Quran Recitation Association(IQRA), received a crest of honor from Dr. Ali Arbas, Minister for Religious Affairs, Turkey on Monday, 28th May. Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari was one of the judge of the 6th International Quran Competition Turkey 2018.

This year contestant from 75 countries attended the competition. This is the first time for any Bangladeshi who has been invited by the Turkish Ministry of Religious Affairs to participate the competition as a judge.

Death of the President of IQRA,Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf

 April 26, 2018      Dhaka

The President of International Quran Recitation Association(IQRA), Founder Director of Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh, the pioneer of correct Quran recitation in Bangladesh, Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah:) died on 18th April, 1 Sha’ban,Wednesday at 6.30-7.00 am.[Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rojiyuun]

The first Janazah(funeral) was held at National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom after Asr Prayer.The second Janazah was held at Sheikh Qari Muhammad Yusuf(Rah:) ‘s residence at Mirja Ali Talukdar Bari,Karnafuli Thana,Patiya Upazila,Chittagong.

 

Flashbacks || 18th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2018

 April 26, 2018      Dhaka

The 18th International Quran Recitation Conference was held at Dhaka,Bangladesh on 25th-26th January 2018.The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) and Sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh.

The conference was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr. Ikrama saeed Sabri,Grand Khatib of Al Aqsa Mosque,Palestine.Mr. Bazlul Haque haroon MP,Chairman,Parliamentary Standing Committee,Ministry of Religious Affairs,People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was present as the Special guest. Alhajj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman,Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron.The participant Qari’s were, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Naina(Egypt), Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari (Bangladesh), Qari Saiyed Muhammad jawad Hussaini(Iran), Sheikh Mohamed Mohamed El Murigi (Egypt), Sheikh Riad Al Jazaeri (Algeria) and Qari Tayyab Jamal(India). Excellencies, Ambassadors and Dignitaries of Foreign Missions accredited to Bangladesh were also present as the guests of honor.

Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf chaired the conference. The conference took place at 13 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'