The first stage of the fifth Quran competition of Europe concluded in the capital of Sweden on Saturday.
The contest got underway at the Imam Ali, peace be upon him, Islamic Center in Stockholm on Saturday morning.
Rahmatollah Bayat, the head of the center’s Dar-ol-Quran, told IQNA that the preliminary stage was held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Winners of this stage will compete in the final stage on Sunday morning, he noted, adding that the closing ceremony, along with a celebration marking Eid al-Ghadir will be held at the center on Sunday evening.
Most of the participants are coming from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, and Italy, he said.
According to the official Quran recitation, memorization and Adhan (call to prayers) are the categories of the event for men, while women compete in the field of Quranic concepts.