Contest to Run in Tandem with Public Lectures and Plants Exhibition

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) has announced the AlUtrujah Holy Qur’an Contest in collaboration with the Education City Mosque, which will start at the beginning of Ramadan.

The contest is aimed at encouraging the community and school students to memorise the Holy Qur’an, and highlight the Qur’anic verses and stories that focus on botanical terms. Contestants will also be asked about the meaning of some verses of the Holy Qur’an that relate to plants.

The contest, which will feature a series of different categories, is open to both male and female schoolchildren in Qatar under-12 years old, as well as employees and students of Qatar Foundation and Education City universities.

Alongside the AlUtrujah contest, which is the name of a citrus fruit mentioned in the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), a number of Ramadan events and activities will be organised by the QBG at the Education City Mosque. These include public lectures based on the ethics and stories of the plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith and will be delivered by a number of well-known Islamic scholars.

QBG will also organise an exhibition of the plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith and will display photos and plants, along with traditional tools made from plants, in the halls of the Education City Mosque.

QBG, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), aims to encourage social engagement and strengthen cultural and conservation awareness in Qatar, supporting QF’s commitment to promoting environmental sustainability within the wider community.

The finals of the AlUtrujah contest will be held in the first week of Ramadan.

Interested participants must register before 20 April 2017 via the QBG website