The 21st session of the Moscow International Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition has concluded in Moscow, Russia. Held in cooperation with the Mohamed Bin Zayed University for Humanities (MBZUH), the competition gathered 35 participating countries.
Organised by the Russia Muftis Council and the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, the competition was held from 7-19 November 2023. Among the attendees His Excellency Dr Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of the MBZUH, and His Excellency Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and Special Envoy to the Middle East and African countries.
Mufti Ravil Ain Al-Din, Head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia, His Excellency Mohammed Saeed Al Neyadi, Director General of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments also attended the competition, as well as a delegation from the UAE Council for Fatwa and the UAE Embassy in Moscow, and various scientists from the UAE.
Dr Khalifa Al Dhaheri, Chancellor of the MBZUH, said that the university’s sponsorship of the Moscow International Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition supports the UAE’s commitment to the growth of the memorisation of the Holy Qur’an among the Islamic faithful.
Dr Khalifa Al Dhaheri said: “This is also a way of building bridges of Islamic and humanitarian cooperation with Russia.”
He said that memorising, reciting, and contemplating its verses and meanings are essential to promoting the values of tolerance, peace, coexistence and human fraternity; as well as in ensuring future generations of young people who are committed to these principles and in sharing these with the international community.
Dr Khalifa Al Dhaheri said: "These are the very same values that the university has adopted within its strategic vision as well as in our academic programmes. We remain faithfully committed to disseminating them throughout the world.”
Mufti Ravil Ain Al-Din, Head of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Russia, thanked the MBZUH for their support and sponsorship of the Moscow International Holy Qur’an Recitation Competition.
Mufti Ravil Ain Al-Din, Head of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Russia, said: “This kind of cooperation helps strengthen the bonds of cooperation between the university and the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Russia.”
Mufti Ravil Ain Al-Din appreciated the university’s role in spreading the values of Islam through its initiatives in the field of promoting peace in societies, as well as in spreading the values of tolerance and human fraternity through its scientific and academic programmes.