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19th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2019

 October 31, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari is appointed the Chief Qari of Bangladesh.

 July 12, 2018      Dhaka

The world renowned Qari Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari is appointed the Shaikhul Qurra (Chief Qari) of Bangladesh. The President of ‘الاتحاد العربي والدولي لقراء القرآن الكريم/Al-Ittehadul Arabee Wad-Dawlii Li-Qurra Il-Quranil Kareem’ (the approx body of Global Quran Reciters) Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina and the president of ‘Arab Peoples and Parliaments Organizations/منظمة الشعوب والبرلمانات العربية ‘,  Dr. Abdel Aziz Abdullah Hamad have awarded Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari, the Chief Qari (Shaikhul Qurra) of Bangladesh.

It is worth mention here that from the advent of the liberation until the year 2018 this position was indeed occupied by the great pioneer of Quran recitation, the Chief Qari of Bangladesh Radio and Television, Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah). At the sad demise of ٍSheikh Mohammed Yusuf on 18th April 2018, his able elder son Sheikh Ahmad bin Yusuf Al Azhari is awarded the position of Shaikhul Qurra of Bangladesh.

Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari made the great flag of Bangladesh most cherished and honored in the soils of foreign countries by his outstanding recitation from the Holy Quran. Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Naina stated that the honor of award of Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari will pen a new vista of relationship with Bangladesh and foreign countries. This is a great honor for the nation and it will be enriching the horizon of Recitation of holy Quran in home and abroad. Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari earned his degree in Dawra-e- Hadith with distinction in Bangladesh and later got his highest Degree of 8 years period Ma’hadul Qira’at of Al Azhar in Egypt on Quranic Science and Phonetics (Qira’at Ashara).

Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf Al Azhari,receives crest of honor from Turkish Minister for Religious Affairs

 May 31, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari, current President of International Quran Recitation Association(IQRA), received a crest of honor from Dr. Ali Arbas, Minister for Religious Affairs, Turkey on Monday, 28th May. Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari was one of the judge of the 6th International Quran Competition Turkey 2018.

This year contestant from 75 countries attended the competition. This is the first time for any Bangladeshi who has been invited by the Turkish Ministry of Religious Affairs to participate the competition as a judge.

Death of the President of IQRA,Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf

 April 26, 2018      Dhaka

The President of International Quran Recitation Association(IQRA), Founder Director of Institute of Quranic Science and Phonetics Bangladesh, the pioneer of correct Quran recitation in Bangladesh, Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf (Rah:) died on 18th April, 1 Sha’ban,Wednesday at 6.30-7.00 am.[Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Rojiyuun]

The first Janazah(funeral) was held at National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom after Asr Prayer.The second Janazah was held at Sheikh Qari Muhammad Yusuf(Rah:) ‘s residence at Mirja Ali Talukdar Bari,Karnafuli Thana,Patiya Upazila,Chittagong.

 

Flashbacks || 18th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2018

 April 26, 2018      Dhaka

The 18th International Quran Recitation Conference was held at Dhaka,Bangladesh on 25th-26th January 2018.The conference was organized by International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA) and Sponsored by PHP Family Bangladesh.

The conference was inaugurated by Sheikh Dr. Ikrama saeed Sabri,Grand Khatib of Al Aqsa Mosque,Palestine.Mr. Bazlul Haque haroon MP,Chairman,Parliamentary Standing Committee,Ministry of Religious Affairs,People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was present as the Special guest. Alhajj Sufi Mohammed Mizanur Rahman,Chairman PHP Family, was present as the Chief Patron.The participant Qari’s were, Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Naina(Egypt), Sheikh Qari Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari (Bangladesh), Qari Saiyed Muhammad jawad Hussaini(Iran), Sheikh Mohamed Mohamed El Murigi (Egypt), Sheikh Riad Al Jazaeri (Algeria) and Qari Tayyab Jamal(India). Excellencies, Ambassadors and Dignitaries of Foreign Missions accredited to Bangladesh were also present as the guests of honor.

Shaikhul Qurra Qari Muhammad Yusuf chaired the conference. The conference took place at 13 locations of Bangladesh under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association (IQRA).

Sheikh Dr. Ikrama Sabri,Grand Khataib of Al-Aqsa Mosque of Palestine with Internationally reputed Qari’s arrived Dhaka

 March 26, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Dr. Ikrama Sabri,Grand Khataib & Mutawalli of Al-Aqsa Mosque of Palestine arrived at Dhaka on 24th January with his son Mr. Ammar Ikrama Sabri to participate the 18th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2018 as the Chief Guest.At the VIP Lounge of Hazarat Shahjalal(Rah:) International Airport,they were welcomed by the Hon. Minister for Shipping, Mr. Shajahan Khan MP; Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf Al Azhari,Vice-president of IQRA; Mr. Hares Yusuf, Executive Coordinator of IQRA; and Mr. Noor Aidi, Officer of Palestine Embassy at Dhaka.

World topmost Qari of Egypt,Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Ahmad Naina and reputed Qari of Egypt Sheikh Mohamed Mohamed Al Murigi were welcomed at the Airport by Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf Al Azhari,Vice-president of IQRA.

Reputed Qari of Algeria Sheikh Riad Al Jazaeri was welcomed at Airport by Mr. Khaled Yusuf, Chief Coordinator of IQRA.

Reputed Qari of Iran,Qari Saiyed Muhammad Jawad Hussainy and reputed Qari of India Qari Tayyab Jamal were welcomed by Sheikh Ahmad Yusuf Al Azhari,Vice-president of IQRA, at the Airport.

The Grand Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque of Palestine arrives at Dhaka.

 January 23, 2018      Dhaka

Sheikh Dr. Ikarama Saeed Abdullah Sabri, the Grand Imam and Khateeb of Al-Aqsa Mosque of Palestine (Baitul Maqdis), the first Kibla of the Muslim ummah, is going to arrive at Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday, 25th January, to grace the 18th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2018 as the Chief Guest.

The conference begins on Friday, 26th January, at 5pm in National Mosque Baitul Mukarrom, Dhaka under the auspices of International Quran Recitation Association(IQRA) and Sponsored by PHP Family.

Like previous years this year 18th International Quran Recitation Conference will be taking place at several locations in Bangladesh with the prominent and reputable Qari’s from several Muslim countries including the world topmost Qari Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Naina(Egypt), Sheikh Ahmad Bin Yusuf Al Azhari,Vice-president of IQRA (Bangladesh),Sheikh Mohamed Mohamed Al Muriji(Egypt), Qari Saiyed Muhammad Jawad Hosseini(Iran),Munshid and Qari Mutasem Billah Al Asali(Syria),Sheikh Riad Al Jazaeri(Algeria) and Qari Tayyab Jamal(India).

The President of IQRA, Shaikhul Qurra of Bangladesh, Qari Muhammad Yusuf will chair the conference.

 

18th International Quran Recitation Conference Bangladesh-2018

 January 15, 2018      Dhaka

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