Under the patronage of Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa, spouse of His Highness Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C in association with The Holy Quran Custody Society, held the final stages of IQRA. It is the annual Quran charitable reading competition for both men and women of all ages in the Kingdom of Bahrain where participants would get the opportunity to recite and memorize the Holy Quran. The female competition also took place on the 29th of April, at the Kooheji Majlis, where Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa and Mrs. Maryam Abdulrahim Alkooheji, the wife of Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company’s Chairman Mr. Faisal Faqeeh honored the competition winners.

The competition saw a diverse group of Bahraini men and women of all ages participate in reciting and memorizing the Holy Quran celebrating their deeply rooted cultural and Islamic values, taking part in this philanthropic competition, with approximately 900 contestants from female and male participants this year. The women’s category of the competition announced its winner as Ms. Amena Thabit, under the 15-chapters category and was awarded a grand prize of a 2019 Toyota Camry, sponsored by Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company S.P.C. The competition had also awarded the participants with cash prizes.

Speaking about the competition, Her Highness Shaikha Zain bint Khalid Al Khalifa praises the young individuals, stating “It is a pleasure to see such intellectual and young individuals taking part and participating in competitions such as this, embracing our heritage and culture, while also creating a connection between themselves and the values of Islam. It is important to constantly encourage the younger generation to maintain such values throughout their lives.”

Mrs. Maryam Al Kooheji, the wife of Chairman Mr. Faisal Faqeeh, said “I am very pleased to see such young, talented individuals taking part in competitions such as this. Supporting the Holy Quran Custody Society in this wonderful initiative, educating the youth about the values of the Islam, and focus on the teachings that they will carry with them in their daily lives.”

Initiatives such as this will continue to take place, celebrating and inspiring the Kingdom of Bahrain youth in reserving the Islamic heritage, as well as celebrating the skills and talent of young individuals around the kingdom.


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