The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) and the Education City Mosque announced the second edition of the Alutrujah Holy Qur’an Contest which will commence at the beginning of the Holy month of Ramadan. QBG is a member of Qatar Foundation (QF). 

The contest encourages students and community members to study the Holy Qur’an, and highlights the Qur’anic verses and stories that focus on botanical terms. The contest, which features a series of different categories, is open to both male and female schoolchildren in Qatar under 12 years old.

Alutrujah is the name of a pleasant citrus fruit. According to QBG manager Fatima Al Khulaifi, the name of the contest was selected based on the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The example of the believer who reads the Holy Qur’an is the example of Alutrujah: its taste is delicious and its scent pleasant.’

The contest aims to encourage the Education City community and primary school students to study the Holy Qur’an and to act upon it being the Holy Book of Allah, the guidance and mercy for human beings.

The contest is open to all students from QF and non-QF schools. Online registration is available through the QBG website. All rounds of the contest will be conducted at the Education City Mosque, with the first round running from 1 – 6 May. Eligible competitors will move to the final rounds on 20 -24 May.

A number of associated activities will be organised during the contest, including community lectures on ethics and stories of the plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). QBG will also organise an exhibition of the plants mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and Hadith, and will display photos and live forms of the plants, along with traditional tools made from those plants.