According to Iran’s Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization, Peyman Ayazi will compete for the country in the international Quranic event’s memorization of the entire Quran category.
Mohammad Hassan Movahedi will represent the Islamic Republic in the recitation category.
Iraq’s Awqaf Department will organize the contest in December on the occasion of the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) birthday anniversary.
Quranic activities have significantly developed in Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of former dictator Saddam Hussein.
There has been a growing trend of Quranic programs such as competitions, recitation sessions and educational programs held in the country in recent years.