The fourth annual Qur’an recitation competition has been held for Muslim children and youth at the Islamic Center of Boston, Daily News reported.
The New England Qira’atul Quran Competition (NEQQC) was held Saturday at the Wayland mosque.
The competition was organized by Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD USA), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Young Muslims Massachusetts Chapter (YM), and the Islamic Center of Boston.
The competition attracted children from New England, New Jersey, and New York. Children from ages 6 and up recited Arabic verses in the competition.
The Qur’an is a revelation from God, the Creator of the worlds, so He is the original author.
There is only one Qur’an which is in Arabic and many translations of the Qur’an in several languages.
There could be multiple translations by different authors in the same language such as English.
The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the archangel Gabriel who used to make the Prophet memorize the Qur’an and made him revise it every year in the month of Ramadan, the fasting month.
Memorizing the Holy Qur’an is one of the most important ways to preserve Allah’s message.
The others are to publish and distribute the book, or the text on the Internet and to recite the parts that one knows to other people.