The second tournament of Quran reading contest, but among adults took place on May 26 in Atyrau oblast Mosque. 45 readers with ages up to 35 years participated in contest dedicated to the memory of Atyrau enterpreneur Suleimen Akdrashev.

The participants be in competition with knowledge of sura (section) of the Quran. As it was stated by the representative of the mosque, it is not easy to read Quran correctly and prettily. For this it is required to obtain the quiet of the mind and arm yourself with patience. Quran is started to learn from letters, and only this can require from 10 days and more. Good knowledge of Quran, correct pronunciation of suras, and melodiousness of their performance were main criteria for the tournament participants. In this case a much attention was drawn 30-th juz’ of Quran “Amma”, which is literally translated as “About what”
For your information the juz, is one of the 30 approximately equal portions of Quran, which is read one by one every night of moth of Ramadan. Each juz consists of two hizbs.

Acording to the results of tournament the first place and trip ticket to small hajj of Umr was won by Berik Tlepbergenov. Daniar Sembayev got the second place – 300 thousand tenges, the third place was taken by Arman Ybyrachev – 150 thousand tenges. Three more contestants won incentive prizes on 50 thousand tenges each. Several children younger than 12 years, also participated in a tournament, according to the decision of the commission three of them were were awarded with 30 thousand tenges from fund of the mosque. The general prize fund of a tournament was more than 1 million tenges.
As it was stated by Imangali Batyrzhan Mansurov representative of spiritual government of Muslims, the chief imam of the Central Mosque, this year there are much more participants, and they are better prepared.

– With all my heart I thank a large oilfield services company of the Atyrau oblast for the given sponsorship in the organization of this event and for invaluable contribution to prize fund, – said chief imam of the oblast.