This was proposed by one of the competition’s policy-making councils to the Supreme Council of the international Quranic event earlier this week.
If approved, the category of Tarteel recitation of the Quran will be included in the contest as of next year.
Iran’s Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization annually organizes the competition with the participation of Quran activists from various countries.
Quran reciters and memorizers from over 80 countries took part in this year’s edition, the 36th, held in Tehran in April.
Tarteel is the Arabic word for hymnody, the term is commonly translated as recitation of Quran in slow, measured rhythmic tones.