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Muscat - Sultanate of Oman:

As part of its ongoing commitment to support community activities, programmes and events across the Sultanate, Alizz Islamic Bank extended its support to a Quran recitation competition which held as part of the second edition of the Holy Quran seminars that took place at the multi-purpose Hall in the Governor's office in Wilayat Al Awabi.

The competition was held in the presence of Dr Khalfan bin Sinan bin Khalfan Al Shuaili, Director of Religious Affairs in Al Batinah South Governorate and Badr bin Nasser Al-Shuraiki, Member of the Shura Council representing Al Awabi State.

The competition was divided into two levels. The first level included only Juz ‘Amma and the second level included the last three parts of the Holy Quran. In the first level, two teams qualified for the finals of the seven teams who participated in qualifiers. In the second level, three teams qualified for the final of the eleven participated. Dar Al Itqan team won the first place, while the Modern Falaj team secured the second place. The ages of the participants ranged from 7 to 14 years old and the competition witnessed enthusiastic participation from different segments of the community.

Aisha Al Kharusi, Assistant General Manager and Head of Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility at Alizz Islamic Bank said: “We are dedicated to supporting programmes that have a positive impact on the society we operate in. As a leading Islamic financial institution, we are happy to support a competition that encourages Islamic values and inspires the young to learn the Holy Quran. We emphasise our role which is in line with the promotion of fostering Islamic values. We are delighted that such competitions increase the level of knowledge of Islamic values in the community and various segments.”