Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time : Monday, January 9, 2017
News ID: 426386
 
MN students dominate national Quran competition
Rasa - They dominated a recent national competition in Chicago that tested their knowledge of a book written entirely in Arabic: The Quran.

RNA - Some Minnesota students have earned some serious bragging rights.

 

They dominated a recent national competition in Chicago that tested their knowledge of a book written entirely in Arabic: The Quran.

 

Fifteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed has been learning to recite the Holy Quran since he was a small child.
“Traditionally, especially Somali people, they start learning the Quran when they are like five or four,” said Abdiaziz Jama, a Quran teacher at Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center in Minneapolis.

 

The goal? To learn all 604 pages. Every. Single. Verse.

 

Ahmed was one of 75 Minneapolis students who traveled to Chicago to put their Quran quizzing skills to the test. The annual Muslim American Society - Islamic Circle of North America convention drew thousands of people and the Quran competition was intense.

 

“They recite a verse, and you have to continue on, continue on the rest of the page,” described Mohamed.

 

The judges read one verse, picked at random, and the students must recite the rest of the verses on that page from memory in Arabic. And, there are points for style too.

 

“The pronunciation should be perfect. The letters, the characteristics of letters, the way you are saying it, so there are a lot of different ways, they are looking at it,” said Jama.

 

When the competition was over, all 18 of the top finishers were Somali Americans. Thirteen of them were from Minnesota, including Ahmed Mohamed, who captured the top prize in the toughest division.

 

“I felt really happy, my hard work paid off finally, yeah, that's how it feels,” said Mohamed.

 

“The whole center, the whole community of Somali Community, especially in Minnesota, felt blessed and happy about it,” said Jama.

 

Abubakar As-Sadique Islamic Center is the home mosque for 11 of the prize winners.

847/940

Share
Send Comment
Name :
E-mail:(Optional)
Comment Text:
Send
Comments
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512598/Iran-Qassemi-Yemen-Saudi-UAE-Houthi-Ansarullah
Iran denies UAE claim of interference in Yemen
Rasa - Iran has dismissed as baseless claims by the United Arab Emirates that the Islamic Republic is involved in deepening the ongoing conflict in Yemen, stressing that the Saudi-led coalition, which...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211001354
ISIL Commanders Fleeing Mosul
Rasa - The comprehensive military campaign by Iraqi military forces to liberate the Northern city of Mosul from ISIL militants continued on Wednesday with Iraqi sources making more advances inside and...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512603/US-UN-Trump-Israel
US urges UN rights council's to end 'obsession' with Israel
Rasa - The United States says it is considering ending its participation in the UN Human Rights Council over the inter-governmental body’s "obsession" with Israel.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211001077
Israeli Army Detains 14 Palestinians, Including Former Prisoners, in West Bank Raids
Rasa - Israeli Army detained 14 Palestinians, including eight former prisoners, in raids across the West Bank districts, Palestinian security sources on Wednesday.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512591/Islam-Christianity-religion
Study says Islam to replace Christianity as most popular religion after 2050
Rasa - Islam will replace Christianity as the most popular religion in the world after 2050, says a study conducted by Pew Research Center.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000796
ISIL Threatens China with Attacks in New Video
Rasa - ISIL released a new video that runs for 30 minutes that shows the terrorist group threatening China with attacks, by showing daily life of Chinese militants in areas the group controls.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/03/01/1343442/bahraini-opposition-any-move-against-sheikh-qassim-to-have-serious-consequences
Any Move against Sheikh Qassim to Have Serious Consequences
Rasa - The deputy secretary general of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Bahrain’s main opposition group, warned the ruling Al Khalifa regime that any steps against Sheikh Isa Qassim, the country’s ...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000428
Differences Soaring between S. Arabia, UAE over Yemen
Rasa - A leading Arab daily underlined widening gaps between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the threshold of the third year of war against Yemen.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512560/Myanmar-Rohingya-Muslims-military-junta-genocide-Rakhine-UN-human-rights-violation
'Myanmar army seeks to cover up genocide of Rohingya Muslims'
Rasa - The United Nations has on several occasions warned about large-scale violence being committed against minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, saying such acts of violence could am...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000363
Rouhani Urges Regional States to Stop Destructive Rivalries, Cooperate in Anti-Terrorism Campaign
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on all the regional countries to replace destructive rivalries which further fuel insecurities with cooperation in the campaign against terrorism and Tak...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/03/01/1342932/zarif-iran-to-continue-showing-restraint-in-face-of-saudi-hostilities
Iran to Continue Showing Restraint in Face of Saudi Hostilities
Rasa - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran will continue its policy to exercise self-restraint in the face of tensions created by Riyadh, but if the Arab kingdom is un...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000348
Suspected German Salafist Used to Be Muslim-Bashing Nazi
Rasa - German Investigators said an alleged Salafist militant, recently arrested in the country for plotting a terrorist strike, reportedly has a neo-Nazi past, something experts say is more common th...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512557/US-Trump-Iraq-Abadi-Mattis-Muslim-ban
Trump to remove Iraq from Muslim ban
Rasa - US President Donald Trump plans to remove Iraq’s name from the list of the Muslim countries included in his controversial entry ban, American officials say.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000383
Terrorists outside Iraq within 'Our Reach'
Rasa - Iraq Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stressed that the Iraqi forces can strike the terrorists outside the country’s border, saying that a mortal blow will be dealt to the terrorist group of ISIL...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13951211000289
Army Inches Closer to Ancient Palmyra City
Rasa - The Syrian army and popular forces continued military advances against ISIL in the Eastern parts of Homs province, and narrowed down their distance from the strategic city of Palmyra in the la...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/03/01/512537/Extremist-Takfiri-groups-challenge-world-Abbas-Araqchi
Takfirism, xenophobia present enormous challenge to world
Rasa - A senior Iranian official has warned against the emergence of radical and xenophobic groups across the globe, warning that they pose a significant challenge to the realization of human rights.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/News/483742/25
Adil al-Jubayr ‘the US’ spokesman in the Middle East’
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Khalili described the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs as the official spokesperson for the United States in the Middle East.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://hawzahnews.com/detail/News/409874
Hezbollah is much stronger compared to 2006
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Qawouq said that compared to Hezbollah’s position after the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, its power increased in such a way that Israel has become terrified of its growing military...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
http://en.hawzahnews.com/detail/News/348730
‘US doomed to collapse’: ‌Javadi
Rasa – “The US is doomed to collapse someday as the former Soviet Union did.”
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2017/02/28/1342322/president-rouhani-close-ties-with-neighbors-important-to-iran
Close Ties with Neighbors Important to Iran
Rasa - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the country’s determination to boost relations with neighboring states, saying cooperation with neighbors is necessary for development of the countr...