Iran’s Qari Younes Shahmoradi bags international Quran recitation contest in Saudi Arabia

04:05 PM | 9 Apr, 2023
Iran’s Qari Younes Shahmoradi bags international Quran recitation contest in Saudi Arabia
Source: SPAregions/Twitter

RIYADH – Younes Shahmoradi has secured the top position in the international Quran and Azaan recitation competition held in Saudi Arabia.

Shahmoradi, a prolific reciter of the Quran, clinched the first position in the Quran recital part of the competition and bagged a prize of $800,000 while Saudi citizen Abdulaziz al-Faqih remained runner-up and was awarded $0.5 million.

The Iranian citizen competed with contestants from Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the UK who bagged the top four titles.

Kingdom’s General Authority for Entertainment organized an Islamic competition to recognise exceptional vocal talents in Quranic recitation and Azaan.

In the Azaan category, Saudi citizen Muhammad al-Sharif remained victorious, who was awarded $0.5 million. Third place was claimed by Indonesian contestant Diaa al-Din.

Picture courtesy: Twitter/SPAregions

At least six Guinness Book of Records were made during the finale of the program, including recognition for the largest Quranic competition in terms of participating countries, the largest competition in the call to prayer, largest prizes in Quranic and Azaan competitions.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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