Pakistani Qariah won the 52nd Annual International Qirat Competition in Malaysia

Samia khanan QariahMs. Samia Khanan, 35, from Pakistan has won the 52nd international Al-Quran Reading (Qirat) Competition 1431 Hijrah that took place at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 27th July to 3rd August 2010. The recitation Competition is the international Islamic Quran reading event that is held annually since 1961 in Malaysia founded by first prime minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

The World’s Best Quran Recitation competition has been won by a Pakistani qariah for the first time in the history of Pakistan. Her achievement is praiseworthy and truly inspirational for youth. She enables us to be proud especially during this time of distress when Pakistan is going through a tough phase of its history as the most horrible plane crash and century’s worst floods are testing its nerves.

They were among 76 participants from 47 countries taking part in the competition with the theme “Enhancing Brotherhood to Empower Ummah”. The reciters were judged by a panel of 16 judges chaired by the director-general of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz. The panel included judges from Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Malaysia.

The contest sought to instill and foster love for the Al-Quran among Muslims, particularly the youth. Furthermore, the objective is not merely to memories the holy book but to study what it contains, including the advice and teachings.

Malaysian King, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin honored Samia Khanan with cash prize of US$10,000, a trophy, souvenir and certificate of participation. Brunei Darussalam’s Female Quran-reader, Dayang Nurfaezah binti Haji Embran is the first runner-up while second runner-up was Monaifah A. Bogabong Alawi from the Philippines. The champion in the men’s category was a participant from Egypt, Hani Abdel Aziz Ahmed. The first runner-up was Malaysia’s Wan Ainuddin bin Abdullah and third place went to Abdul Wadud K. Ismail from the Philippines.

Thank you Samia for making us proud. May God shower his blessings on you and your family and fill your life with light of happiness and serenity. Ameen.

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10 Responses to Pakistani Qariah won the 52nd Annual International Qirat Competition in Malaysia

  1. Khurram hash August 29, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Zamia , God bless u n ur family.

  2. sadia May 11, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    SAMIA U r among the best women of my country i must say. JazakAllah Khairan. and i will also add here that in my view may be it is a little bit easy to take coaching classes of qirat from your father as he is also a well known Qari. i would say that if u can, also do something for those women like who wanna learn qirat especially from a female teacher as living in a big city of Pakistan i could nt find any proper madrissa or teacher. Again i m really really proud of you my sis.

  3. M Muneeb Alam September 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    aoa
    well done.
    may ALLAH give you the reward

  4. ejaz ahmed September 15, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    I am very proud of you, Allah aap per apni Rehmat kary, aur pakistani HUKMRANO ki Hosla Afzai se bachai kyoun ke aap ko in ki koi zarurat nahi. AP KI HOSLA AFZAI TO ALLAH PAAK NE FARMADI HAI, JO QURAN KI KHDMATKARTA HAI ALLAH US KI ZARURATON KO PURA KAR DETA HAI,

  5. Fahad Ali Shah August 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    Well Done Samia Khanan , Aap ne wazih kr dia k pakstan hr field me kise se peche nhe. Allah aap ko Mazid kamyabia dhe aur dunia wo Akherat me surukh ru rakay . Ameen.
    Congradulation to u and your family. thanks

  6. Imran August 23, 2010 at 10:03 am #

    Well done sister Samia.

    you have made us feel proud of being a Pakistani in the most distress of times.

    kudos for you

    Allah bless u always
    lots of brotherly love

    Imran

  7. Zaki Ul Hasan August 17, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    Ms Samia whole the nation is proud of you. You raised the name of Pakistan. ALLAH will gives you the reward

  8. Muhammad Imran Khan August 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    AOA
    ALLAH bless u always
    u dont need any prize from our GOVT
    one day ALLAH will gives u many many gifts INSHALLAH
    wish my countries every lady or girl or kid listen u
    we all MUSLIMS feel proud
    may u live long
    ALLAH HAFIZ

  9. Umer August 6, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    Thankyou Samia, the whole nation is proud of you.
    But shame on the government of Pakistan for not giving any respect and importane to this wonderful achievent. Government should recognize her achivement and give her cash prizes, awards and protocole. But they houner only cricketes (who fix matches), film actress, (like Meera) and jaali digree mpas and mnas.

  10. Kashif H August 5, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    MA We are the best:)

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