Indian Muslim Welfare Association held its annual Quran Competition on 6th January at Al Najat School in Salmiya. Students from countries where Muslims are in minority and studying in different schools in Kuwait were eligible to participate by registering online.

There were four categories in which participants could select and take part. Each of these categories was further divided into five groups in ascending order comprising students from primary level, middle school level, intermediate level, and high school level. The four options for disciples were Quran Recitation, Elocution, Quiz, and Calligraphy.

A large number of girls and boys registered to take part the Quran Recitation competition.
Quran recitation is a source of communication with Allah.The purpose of recitation is to help students learn how to apply the information they’ve learned in the lecture.

The judging criteria are based on, whether a student is reciting with voice, articulation, dramatic appropriateness, evidence of understanding, overall performance accuracy,  physical movements, recitations, and supplications are all done to show humility and submission to Allah.

IMWA conducts these competitions to discover the hidden talents and confidence in the child which can benefit him by being a good orator in the future. Smart children gave a remarkable performance making the judges deeply ponder before deciding the winners.

Islamic Quiz is another interesting competition held by IMWA every year where both students and parents are given an opportunity to participate. Quiz questions are prepared based on topics from Hadees or sayings of the prophet.

Islamic Calligraphy is the most highly regarded and most fundamental element of Islamic art. During this competition, the students perceive a small verse or a sentence from the holy Quran written in artistic Arabic styles.

The best presentations were exhibited during the award conferral to delight the audience. Islamic Poster-making competition was introduced this year in the form of creating a poster based on a given theme.

The results of the competitions were announced on the IMWA website. Special invitations were sent to parents of the prize winners, IMWA members with their families, patrons, presidents and secretaries of other associations, and well-wishers to witness the prize distribution.

The award conferral was held on Friday the 27th of January at Al Najat School. Prominent distinguished guests were invited to grace the occasion along with sponsors of the event – Al Kulaib Company, Al Faysal Bakery, and Al Ain Water Kuwait. The guests and sponsors were honored by presenting mementos and gift hampers. Quran Competition prize winners were awarded certificates along with cash vouchers. IMWA thanked its sponsors for their kind support in making the event a success.

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