The competition will be organized by the Office for Kazakhstan Muslims Religious Affairs.
Memorization of 10, 20 and 30 Juzes (parts) of Quran and reading of Quranic verses are the categories of the competition. Those willing to participate at the Quranic event should be a citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan and sign up to compete only in one category.
Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Islam is the largest religion practiced in Kazakhstan, with estimates of about 70.2% of the country’s population being Muslim.