IRCICA co-organizer of the Competition for “President Yahya Jammeh International Award for Quran Memorization”, Banjul, 25-27 July 2016

IRCICA co-organizer of the Competition for “President Yahya Jammeh International Award for Quran Memorization”, Banjul, 25-27 July 2016

At the request of H.E. Yahya Jammeh, President of the Islamic Republic of Gambia, IRCICA was co-organizer, together with the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of the Gambia, of an international Quran memorization competition in Banjul: "President Yahya Jammeh International Award for Quran Memorization Competition". The competition  took place on 25-26 July 2016 at Kairaba Beach Hotel. The awards of the winners and the participation certificates were distributed by President Jammeh at a ceremony held the following day on the Presidential Palace campus.

President Jammeh's request to IRCICA Director General Assoc. Prof. Halit Eren towards organization of the competition was extended in Istanbul during the period of the 13th Islamic summit Conference, in April 2016. The outcome was a large-scale event with 24 Quran hafidhs - memorizers participating from 21 countries including Gambia itself. (pls. see the list of participants below)

The international Jury was formed of leading experts: Mr. Kamal Guadda from Algeria, Mr. Abdelkarim Ibrahim Awad Saleh from Egypt, Mr. Mohammed Kimo Andro from the Gambia, Mr. Mahmud Ikkawi from Lebanon, Mr. Mohammed Ali Atafay from Morocco, Mr. Boussou Mamadou Alassane from Senegal, Mr. Hafiz Osman Şahin from Turkey, and Mr. İshak Daniş from Turkey as associate member.

The winners were:

First Prize - Mr. Ousman Jallo from the Gambia

Second Prize - Mr. Mohammed Mitwalli from Palestine

Third Prize - Mr. Anwer ben Mohammed ben Slama from Tunisia

 

The award presentation ceremony in the evening of 27 July began with recitation of verses from the Quran by Mr. İshak Daniş, associate Jury member. Addresses were delivered by H.E. President Yahya Jammeh, Dr. Abubakar Senghore, Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology of the Gambia, and Assoc. Prof. Halit Eren, IRCICA Director General. Then Prof. Omar Jah, the moderator, invited IRCICA Director General to declare the amounts of the prizes. Assoc. Prof. Eren in turn invited the Chair of the Jury, Mr. Hafiz Osman Şahin, to read the names of the winners. H.E. President Jammeh congratulated the winners one by one and gave them their prizes.

H.E. President Jammeh then gave each participant a honorarium and a certificate of participation.

First of its kind in the context of OIC-IRCICA activities, the event aroused wide interest in its region and whole Muslim world.

List of participants

1.                    

Inayatullah Qanit  

Afghanistan

2.                   

Tomsaleh SALEH  

Cameron 

3.                   

Adam Ali DJIBRINE 

Chad

4.                   

Mouhamed Tahirou SANOGO

Cote d'Ivoire

5.                   

Khader Rashad Halmo AL-MASRI

Jordan 

6.                   

Osman NAJDEH  

Lebanon

7.                   

Muhammad Afiq bin AZHARUDDIN

Malaysia 

8.                   

Hamzata TRAORE 

Mali 

9.                   

Ahmed Nour Dine DEBAGH 

Mauritania 

10.                

Mahamat BELLO AMADA 

Niger 

11.                 

Muhammad Ibrahim MAHAMUDU

Nigeria

12.                

Said Mohamed Said ALRUBKHI 

Oman

13.                

Hafiz MohammadYahya AMMAR 

Pakistan

14.                

Mohammed S.S. MITWALI 

Palestine 

15.                

Mouhamed BA 

Senegal 

16.                

Omar Ali MOHAMUD 

Somal 

17.                

Anwer ben Mohammad ben SLAMA 

Tunisia 

18.                

Eren PİLGİR 

Turkey 

19.                

Ammar Ahmed M. Al-WESABI 

Yemen 

20.               

Adam HOUDOU 

Banin

21.                

Muhammad Nazir CHAM 

Gambia

22.                

Ousman TIJAN KHAN 

Gambia

23.                

Ousman JALLOW  

Gambia

24.                

Momodou Barham JOBE 

Gambia

 

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