Regional Mufti’s Office – Smolyan held the 13th Regional Competition in Basic Knowledge in Islam. The competition took place on September 10, 2020 (Thursday) in the central mosque of the town of Smolyan, and in it participated 24 children in different categories and levels, who did a test and passed a practical exam in performing a prayer and in reading the Qur’an. For all attending children there was a quiz with a lot of prizes. The official guests of the competition were Mr. Halil Hodzhov – Head of “Irshad” Department at Grand Mufti’s Office, and the Regional Mufti of Sofia Mr. Mustafa Izbishtali.

The jury had the following composition: chairman – Halil Hodzhov, and members: hafiz Shefket Hadzhi – Director of the Training course for hafizes “Hafiz Murad Hadzhi” – Madan, and Izet Dzhalev – mufti’s representative in Devin, who had the difficult task to select the best ones. They ranked 8 children at the first places in the different categories and levels, and the youngest participant was only 5 years-old, from the town of Rudozem, who recited “Duha” chapter in the category of “Talents”. There also participated “Nadezhda” (hope) band, who performed instructive religious songs.

The Regional Mufti of Smolyan Nedzhmi Dabov thanked everyone who took part in the preparation and in carrying out the competition, the teachers, the participants and their parents, and wished success to the teachers in teaching Islam, to the children and the youths from the Qur’an courses.

And the Head of “Irshad” Department Halil Hodzhov greeted the participants and the attendees on behalf of the Grand Mufti Dr. Mustafa Hadzhi.

All participants in the competition received awards, provided by Grand Mufti’s Office and Regional Mufti’s Office – Smolyan.


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