Reza Golshahi, who is from the holy city of Mashhad, northeast Iran, told IQNA that he is quite familiar with the atmosphere of the contest.
He will compete for Iran in the category of memorization of the entire Quran.
Golshahi said he has been practicing for the contest on a daily basis, reviewing two Juzes (parts) of the Quran every day.
“I will try to win the top title in the memorization category,” Golshahi said, adding that he seeks to focus his efforts on enhancing his recitation skills afterwards.
The Quran memorizer has twice come second in Iran’s national Quran competition and this year won the top title in the Quranic event.
The 37th edition of Iran’s International Holy Quran competition will be held in the holy city of Mashhad in April.
Iran’s Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization annually organizes the contest with the participation of Quran activists from various countries.
Quran reciters and memorizers from over 80 countries took part in the 36th edition, held in Tehran in April 2019.