Katara Cultural Village is inviting entries to its annual Holy Q’uran memorisation competition for children. Online registration will close on Saturday, 12 May. The contest will be held on 20 to 31 May, during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Interested candidates may register through the official homepage of Katara (katara.net). Entries that do not meet the requirements will be rejected. 

The competition is open to children born during the period of 2006 to 2008. Forty qualified candidates will be selected, including 25 boys and 15 girls. All applicants must provide their full name, guardians’ name and their date of birth as mentioned in their Qatari ID. They must submit a copy of their valid passport, along with a copy of their guardian’s QID.

A panel of Quran scholars and experts will supervise the competition, who will also give the children tips on how to perform well. The participants will be required to recite from memory selected verses from the Holy Q’uran, as decided by the judges. The competition will take place in Katara – for boys at the main mosque, and for girls at the Golden Mosque after the Asr prayers from Sunday to Thursday over two weeks.

The annual competition is now in its seventh year, and it aims to keep children attached to Islamic identity and values, through the study, memorisation and recitation of the Holy Q’uran.