17:11 - May 26, 2020
News ID: 3471520
TEHRAN (IQNA) – This year’s edition of an annual Quran memorization competition in Portugal has been called off due to the coronavirus outbreak.


According to the Islamic Foundation of Palmela, the competition was due to be held from June 26 to 28 at the Central Mosque of Lisbon, the capital.

Memorization of 2 to 30 Juzes of Quran for different groups from 12 to 25 years of age were the categories of the competition.

It is held every year in cooperation with the International School of Palmela, Portugal Halal Institute and Portugal Schools Institute.

Encouraging the society to read, memorize and contemplate the Quran, promoting Quranic skills and honoring Quran memorizers are the objectives of the Quranic event.

The Muslim population of Portugal in 2019 was approximately 65,000 people.  

The Muslim population in Portugal have an Islamic school in Palmela, named International School of Palmela which hosts students from around the globe, and brings tourism and a new spotlight to Portugal.



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