By Qudissiyah Kasu
Some of South Africa’s most talented reciters took part in a prestigious competition at Masjidul Khair in Mitchells Plain on the 15th of February. The audience was left spellbound by the reciters, who were judged meticulously by some of the best hufaath known, some of the judges that where present were Sh.Ismail Londt , Moulana Saleem Gaibie, Qari Basheer Patel and many others.
Shaykh Zaid Dante, the head of the Muslim Judicial Council Department of Quranic Affairs said that youth from various parts of the country came together for the same reason, to recite the Holy Quran, and all the students that were present were truly great in the way they recited.
“There is no better way to spend your time than in the company of the holy Quran,” he told VOC.
Amazingly in the full Quran category, all the students that participated got 90% and above. Hafith institutions are truly putting in a lot of effort and hard work to prepare these young people to become the best of teachers and instructors.
They were fortunate enough to have students from all over the country make it to the finals. They left so many people enthralled by not only the recitations but also in the manner that the students recited the Quran.
The students that stood out the most was Yusry Isaacs who came 1st in the 5 juz section, Ilyaas Abrahams who came 1st in the 15 juz section and Zafir Patel who came 1st in the full Quran section.
Dante said that the amount of composure it took to recite in front of the audience and the judges was extremely difficult at times but the boys that took place this year genuinely did very well.
The students that partook in the full Quran section and got 90% an above were selected to represent South Africa in all international competitions and they already have competitions reserved for them.
“The Quran itself is one of the greatest assets to have in the community and those who remember the Quran are the light that illuminates our societies,” said Dante.