By Goth Mohamed Goth

The Ali Matan Mosque has officially concluded the 25th edition of the Holy Quran competition held in the holy month of Ramadan, which the Dahabshiil group of Companies regularly supports.

This competition is the longest-running in the Holy Quran competitions in all Somali-speaking regions. Students from different regions participated and the top three students scooped the top awards and all 38 students who participated were awarded valuable prizes.

Addressing the audience Sheik Abdi Aden said, “It is a victory for our country to hold a noble competition, I supplicate to Almighty Allah to make it an annual event.”

The cleric stated that the community should hold Quran recitation competitions so that people of high prolificacy spring out of their midst.

Sheikh Mohamed Omar Dirir supplicated to Almighty Allah to bless all the reciters for the noblest undertaking recitation of the book of Almighty Allah the holy Quran. He urged parents, leaders, and religious people to encourage this noble endeavor to promote the recitation of the holy Quran.

Amongst the audience who graced the occasion of the closing ceremony were the members of the Holy Quran competition organizing committee, cabinet ministers, the clergy, MPs, politicians, Dahabshiil officials, eminent personalities, and members of the general public.

The winners of the 2024 Quran competition were:-

  • First Place – 𝐀𝐛𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐤𝐮𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐥𝐞
  • Second Place- 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞 𝐀b𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐡𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝
  • Third Place – 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐜𝐚𝐛 𝐀𝐡𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐈𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐚𝐡𝐢𝐦