News/Events

‘IQRA Quran TV’ has achieved YouTube Silver Play Button

 December 3, 2020      Dhaka

The official YouTube channel of the International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), ‘IQRA Quran TV’ has achieved 100,000 subscribers on YouTube few weeks ago. As a token of recognition YouTube has awarded ‘IQRA Quran TV’ a Silver Play Button. Alhamdulillah!!

 

IQRA members meet the newly appointed DG of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh

 September 30, 2020      Dhaka

 

International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) members meet the newly appointed Director General of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh on 21st September at the Islamic Foundation Office. IQRA members were invited by the Director General and Additional Secretary of the Govt. Mr. Anis Mahmud.

IQRA members included the President Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari, Secretary General Mr. Sakhawat Khan, Asst. Secretary General Engr. Khaled Bin Yusuf, Senior Executive Members Qari Mahbubur Rahman and Qari Jahangir Alam Khan.

Mr. Anis Mahmud appreciated the activity of IQRA in Bangladesh. He also remembered the contribution of Qari Muhammad Yusuf Rah. in spreading Quran recitation in Bangladesh and abroad.

During the meeting Islamic Foundation Officials Dr. Harunur Rashid, Mawlana Waliur Rahman, Mr. Anisur Rahman Sarkar, Mr. Mohiuddin Mojumder etc. were present.

 

IQRA President, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf travels to Canada

 March 13, 2020      Dhaka

Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, President IQRA and Director of the Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh, has traveled to Canada to participate with the 15th Annual Hifz and Qira’atul Quran Competition as the Chief Guest at Toronto that is going to be held from 13th-15th March. The Islamic Foundation of Toronto annually organize the Competition.

Flashbacks || 20th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2020

 February 15, 2020      Dhaka

The 20th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh from 24th January-9th February 2020. The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh, in association with Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.

The opening ceremony of the conference was held at the National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka on 24th January. Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron.

Janab Mawlana Qari Shah Ataullah Ibne Hafejji Hujur, Chairman, Bangladesh Khilafat Andolon; Janab Mahbub Hossain, Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police; Janab Abdul Hamid Jamaddar; Director General of Islamic Foundation Bangladesh; Janab Misbahur Rahman Chowdhury, Governor, Board of Governors, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh were present as the special guests.

Sheikh Dr. Samih Al-Asamenah, Secretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Jordan and Chairman, Board of Printing & Publications of the Holy Quran in Jordan and several Countries; H. E. Janab Mohammad Reza Nafar, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; H.E. Janab Haji Haris Bin Othman, High Commissioner for Brunei Darussalam in Bangladesh, H.E. Janab Majid Halim, Ambassador for the Kingdom of Morocco in Bangladesh; H.E. Janab Abdul Qayoom Malikzad, Ambassador for the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; Janab Fahad Khalifa Al-Attiayah, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the State of Qatar at Dhaka; Janab Sameer, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco at Dhaka; Janab Dr. Seyed Hassan Sehat, Cultural Counselor, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran at Dhaka; Janab Mohammad Fadli, Secretary, High Commission of Malaysia at Dhaka; Janab Tarek Al-Shaer, Cultural Attaché, Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt at Dhaka and Janab Bambang Prihartadi, Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia at Dhaka were present as the Guest of Honor.

The participant Qari’s were,

  1. Qari Karim Mansouri, Iran
  2. Sheikh Adel Al Baz, Egypt
  3. Sheikh Ahmad Al Khaldi, Morocco
  4. Qari Huseyin Turkan Al-Azhari, Turkey
  5. Qari Muaz Mustafa Al-Azhari, Thailand
  6. Qari Wan Ainuddin Hilmi Bin Abdullah, Malaysia

Shaikhul Qurra of Bangladesh, Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari chaired the conference.

The conference took place at 16 locations of Bangladesh under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

20th IQRA International Qira’at Conference will be held on 24th January, 2020.

 January 4, 2020      Dhaka

                 

The 20th International Quran Recitation Conference would take place on 24th January 2020 at Dhaka, under the auspices of IQRA, sponsored by PHP Family, in collaboration with the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.

This year Quran recitation conference will take place at 17 locations in Bangladesh. A number of 7 (seven) Qari’s from Egypt, Iran, Thailand, Jordan, Malaysia, Turkey and Morocco including host Bangladesh will participate in the conference.

 

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is honored by the Hon. Prime Minister of Thailand.

 April 6, 2019      Dhaka

The closing ceremony of the biggest Quranic event of Thailand ‘International Miladun-Nabi (SAW)’ was held on 5th April at Bangkok. The Hon. Prime Minister of Thailand, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha was the Chief guest of the ceremony.

The world renowned Qari of Egypt and Bangladesh Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina and Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari participated the conference as the Guest of honor. Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is the President of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA), Chief Qari(Shaikhul Qurra) of Bangladesh and Director, Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh. Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina is the President of World Quran Reciters Association (Ittehadul Qurra Al-Alamia, conducted by the Arab League), and International Secretary of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

 

Hon. Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha handed over the crest of recognition to Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari and Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina.

The representatives of Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines also participated the conference. Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Diplomats, Scholars etc. also attended the conference.

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al-Azhari is the only one Bangladeshi Qari who participates international Qira’at conferences at several countries, who also attends conferences held at Royal Palaces of Different Kings as a Royal Guest. He is the elder son of Imamul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah.), who was one of the organizers of Historical Six Point Movement and Liberation War of Bangladesh, the pioneer of correct recitation of the Holy Quran in Bangladesh.

Flashbacks || 19th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2019

 March 23, 2019      Dhaka

The 19th International Quran Recitation Conference was held in Bangladesh from 8th-22nd February 2019. The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) and Sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh.

The opening ceremony of the conference was held at National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka. The conference was inaugurated by Adv. Sheikh Md. Abdullah, Hon. State Minister for Religious Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Alhajj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron. Mr. Mosharraf Hossain Vuiyan NDC, Chairman, National Borad of Revenue (NBR); Mr. Shamim Mohammed Afzal, Director General, Islamic Foundation Bangladesh; Mawlana Qari Shah Ataullah Ibne Hafejji Hujur; H.E. Mr. Mohammad Reza Nafar, Ambassador for Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh; Mr. Mohamed Roslan, Deputy High Commissioner for High Commission of Brunei Darussalam at Dhaka were was present as the Special guests.

The participant Qari’s were, Sheikh Abdur Rahman Sadien (South Africa), Sheikh Yasir Sharqawi (Egypt), Qari Yasar Cuhadar (Turkey), Qari hamid Shakernezhad (Iran) and Qari Numan Pimbayabaya (Philippines).

Shaikhul Qurra Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari chaired the conference. The conference took place at 12 locations of Bangladesh under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

The Invited Guests of ’19th International Qira’at Conference Bangladesh-2019′

 January 18, 2019      Dhaka

"خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه"-'The best amongst you are the ones who learn Quran and teach it to others'