International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA)
In 1966, the worlds renowned Quran Reciters (Qari’s) Association ‘International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA)’ was established. The aim of establishing IQRA was to introduce the correct Quran recitation (Qira’at) in the whole Asian Continent (especially in the Subcontinent). In 1966 & 1967 IQRA organized international Quran recitation conferences in East & West Pakistan where Qari’s from 17 countries attended the conferences. Following after second conference the activities of IQRA came to a halt.
In 1991, the pioneer of correct recitation of Holy Quran of Bangladesh, Imamul Qurra of Bangladesh Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah.) managed to reactivate the activities of IQRA in Bangladesh. IQRA has been consistently organizing international Qira’at conferences at several locations in Bangladesh since 1991 till now. During the journey, IQRA organized 20 international conferences at different locations in Bangladesh. IQRA created an immense interest in and love for the correct recitation of the holy Quran among the people of Bangladesh. IQRA plays a vital role to strengthen our existing brotherly relationship with the people of Muslim countries in the world.
International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) is a not for profit organization dedicated to the correct recitation and teaching of holy Quran. Under this organization the first and only one distinct Qira’at institute of Bangladesh “বাংলাদেশ ক্বিরাত ইন্সটিটিউট/معهد القراءات بنغلاديش/Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh” has been operational. The overall objective of establishment was to teach the correct recitation of the Holy Quran to all the Muslims of Bangladesh.