On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Great Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household), the Holy Quran Institute, London branch of the Department of Islamic and Human Knowledge in the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, hold the first Quranic recitation contest for men in Britain, hosted by the Imam al-Khoe'i Foundation in London, with the participation of readers from many British cities.
The administration of the Institute formed a jury composed of some professors of recitation rules and intonation and melody, namely; Mr. Jalal Ma'soumi, Mr. Haidar al-Mosawi, Mr. Hani al-Ward and Mr. Nadheer al-Hakeem, who nominated a group of contestants for the live recitation before the jury, to choose three of them to recite the Holy Quran at a ceremony held in cooperation with the Imam al-Kho'ei Foundation on this blessed occasion.
First winner was Mustafa al-Ali, the second was Yaser Mahdi and third was Hossein al-Saleh.
The ceremony included a speech by Dr. Sayed Fadel Al-Melani, and some of the praise songs chanted by the buds of the Holy Quran Institute, which gave the ceremony joy and pleasure. The ceremony was also attended by Sayed Saheb al-Mousawi, the son of the Reverend Sayed. al-Khoei and the Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq in Britain, in addition to scholars, professors and interested in the Quranic issue and with a large presence of the Muslim community in Britain. The winners, participants and the jury were honored, and then some blessing gifts from the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) were distributed to the audience, who praised the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine and its Senior Official; Sayed Ahmad al-Safi for the interest given to the Muslim community in the West through Quranic activities.