- An Islamic non-governmental organisation, FUMCI, has started the process for its six edition of Qur'an and Hadith competition
- The Amir of the organisation, Ustadh Abd-Muiz Zubayr, made this known in Lagos on Monday, August 31
- Zubayr said the competition was conceived in 2015 to sharpen the minds and broaden the understanding of Muslim children in Qur’an and Hadith recitation
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An Islamic non-governmental organisation, Faith Unites Muslims Charity Initiatives (FUMCI), has called for entries from suitable candidates for the sixth edition of its annual age-grade competition.
Legit.ng reports that this year's competition was tagged FUMCI Children's award for excellence in Quran and Hadith recitation and Islamic practice 2020.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos, the Amir (president) of the organisation, Ustadh Abd-Muiz Zubayr, said the age-grade competition was conceived in 2015 to sharpen the minds and broaden the understanding of Muslim children between ages 7 and 14 in Qur’an and Hadith recitation and also to enhance their practice of Islam.
He said: “The first edition of the competition was held in 2015. But between then and now, the competition has grown in leaps and bounds with previous editions attracting candidates not only from across twelve (12) local government councils in Lagos state but also from Ogun state.
"Our site is now open to kick-start activities for this year’s competition. We are calling on our parents and guardians to get their children registered to participate in this year’s edition which will be held in December, 2020.
"The competition is divided into five categories of Qur'an recitation (Juz Tabaraka), Hadith recitation and interpretation (An-Nawawi's Hadith 21-40), Fiqh and Tawheed, Tahaddub and Salat with an overall category for the winner in each of the categories.
"To register, qualified candidates can visit www.fumcinigeria.org and click on the quiz competition tab and respond appropriately. Registration runs through the month of September while screening tests for shortlisted candidates will hold on at a date to be communicated.
"We are therefore calling on corporate bodies and individuals that are willing to partner with us to get across to us via our social media handles or visit our secretariat in Lagos.”
Speaking further on the conduct of this year’s competition in the face of the global health crisis, COVID-19 pandemic, he said, “We are not unmindful of the global health challenge which has crippled businesses and other activities worldwide.
As a responsible religious organisation, we have done a lot to host this year’s competition within the confine of Lagos State government social distancing rule and safety measures on COVID-19. We hope and pray things get back to normal before the event date.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that an 8-year-old girl, Nuroh Nasir, emerged the winner of the 2019 edition of the FUMCI’s Qur'an and Hadith competition.
It was reported that the young girl defeated the other nine contestants in the Qur'an category to emerge the best while she also beat four other contestants in the Hadith category during the grand finale of the competition held in Lagos Mainland on Sunday, December 22.
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