Borno, Zamfara Emerge Winners of 36th National Qur’anic Recitation Competition
Abba Goni-Mukhtar from Borno and Haulatu Aminu from Zamfara have emerged as the overall winners of the just concluded 36th National Qur’anic Recitation competition.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidates won the competition in the 60 chapters recitation of the Holy Qur’an for the male and female categories, respectively.
The one-week competition, organised by the Musabaqah Foundation for Qur’anic Recitation in Nigeria and Centre for Islamic Studies, Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto, in collaboration with the Bauchi State Government, ended Saturday in Bauchi.
About 328 participants, drawn from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), featured in six categories of the competition.
The categories comprised memorisation of the 60 chapters of the Qur’an with science, arts and commentary (Tajweed and Tafsir), as well as memorisation of the whole Quran with (Tajweed) and memorisation of 40 chapters of the Holy scripture.
Others were memorisation of 20 chapters of the Qur’an with Tajweed (theoretical and practical); memorisation of 10 chapters of the Qur’an and memorisation of the first two chapters of the Qur’an with Tajweed practical.
The two overall winners were presented with a cheque of N3 million each by Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, for their excellent performances during the competition.
NAN also reports that Musa Ahmed and Fatima Tijjani from Borno State smiled home with N2 million each for their excellent performances in the recitation of the 60 chapters of the Holy Book with the translation of the textual verses of the scripture.
Also speaking, Prof. Lawal Bilbis, Vice-Chancellor, Usuman Danfodio University, Sokoto and Chairman of the Musabaqah Foundation for Qur’anic Recitation competition urged the participants to make good use of the experience acquired during the competition.
NAN reports that the event was attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, Emirs of Bauchi, Katagum, Dass, Jama’are, Misau and Ningi, as well as Islamic clerics. (NAN)