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Twahir Ali Alwi Wins 26th Edition of Zanzibar International Quran Competition | Coastweek

Coastweek-- [LEFT] Twahir Ali Alwi reciting Quran during the 26th Edition of the Zanzibar International Quran Competition held in Zanzibar. Twahir emerged the winner. [RIGHT] Twahir Ali Alwi [left] being congratulated by the Muslim Mercy Youth (MMY) Secretary General, Said Abeid after winning the Zanzibar International Quran Competition.
Kenyan Twahir Ali Alwi Wins 26th Edition of
Zanzibar International Quran Competition

Coastweek-- Twahir Ali Alwi is the first Kenyan to win the Zanzibar International Quran Competition held at Jaamiu Zinzibar Masjid, the biggest on Sunday May 27, 2018.

The event in its 26th edition was held at the Mosque which is the biggest in Coastal East Africa and built by King Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.

Twahir recited the Quran in front of a capacity crowd and the recitation was broadcast live in Zanzibar Cable Television.

The 17-year-old Twahir was awarded top marks due to his melodious recitation and perfect memory.

He was awarded Tshs 4,500,000 (KSh220,000) plus automatic sewing machine, iron box and other gifts.

In the history of these competitions Sh 4,500,000 is the highest ever awarded to the winner since the competition was started 26 years ago.

Twahir beat participants from Comoro, Uganda, Malawi, Zanzibar, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

Muslim Mercy Youth (MMY) secretary general, Mr. Said Abeid who was present in Zanzibar said Twahir will now prepare for the East and Central Africa Quran Competition to be held in Makadara grounds in Mombasa tomorrow and on Sunday.

The 30 juzuu (books) winner of the competition which is in its 16th year will receive a pilgrimage to Mecca package plus a cash prize of Sh50,000.

The runner-up will go away with Sh40,000, the third placed Sh30,000, the fourth positioned Sh20,000 and the fifth finisher Sh10, 000.

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