BARMM holds 3rd Qur’an competition, strengthens commitment to building more Islamic institutions

COTABATO CITY (January 25, 2022) — The Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE) through its Directorate General for Madaris Education (DGME) held the 3rd Qur’an recitation and memorization competition for male and female categories at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex (SKCC), Bangsamoro Government Center, from Jan. 20-22, 2023.

The annual competition is part of the Bangsamoro Government’s commitment to strengthen its advocacy in realizing the essence of Qur’an and its role among the lives of the Bangsamoro people.

In the said activity, participants from Maguindanao del Sur and Lanao del Sur were declared as winners.

Champions of the competition received certificates and cash prizes worth Php100,000.00 while the first placers took home Php 75,000.00, followed by the 2nd placers with Php 50,000.00.

The following are the list of winners:

Qur’an recitation (Al-Mujawwadah)

Champion: Sadhan Zacaria (Maguindanao II)

1st: Kamaroddin Zaidon (Cotabato City)

2nd: Ahmad Muhammad Nazir Asgar (LDS II)

Qur’an Memorization (Tahfeez) Male Category

Champion: Muzaher Bito (Maguindanao II)

1st: Mohammad Asiddin (Basilan)

2nd: Abduljalal Hassan (Maguindanao II)

Qur’an Memorization (Tahfeez) Female Category

Champion: Najaah Kadafie (LDS II)

1st: Rohaima Guiafar (LDS I)

2nd: Fairods Zacaria (Maguindanao II)

Education Minister Mohagher Iqbal underscored the significance of teaching and studying the Qur’an in the lives of every Muslim.

“We believe in Islam and we have the Holy Qur’an that we must learn including its ethics and rules to guide us in the right path,” he said.

He also highlighted the ministry’s commitment in building more Islamic institutions in pursuit to achieving Moral Governance in the region.

“The BARMM Government is working hard to address the needs of the Islamic institutions in the region. This includes the continuous hiring of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language or ISAL teachers to provide relevant education,” he said. (BYC PR Unit/AAA)

Photo from Bangsamoro Government 

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