The ۱۹th edition of the national Quran memorization and recitation contest in Afghanistan will be held in Herat on the occasion of the birthday anniversary of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and Islamic Unity Week. Top Afghan Quran reciters and memorizers will participate in the Quranic event, slated for December 2 to 6.
Registration for the competition began on November 22 and will continue until November 30.
The city's Sadeqiyye Seminary, Dar-ol-Quran Center and goldsmiths market will host the national Quran competition.
The 17th day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal in the lunar Hijri calendar is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month
as the birthday of the last prophet.
The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.
Late founder of the Islamic Revolution Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.