Kuwait International Bank (KIB) concluded its first Holy Quran memorization contest held for the children of its employees. The competition, which was entitled "Recite your Quran", took place at KIB's headquarters under the supervision of Sheikh Salah Al Hashim and Dr Hisham Ahmad Abdelhay.
Commenting on the occasion, KIB's Religious Observer, Dr Hisham Ahmad Abdelhay said: "Witnessing the interaction and the participation of so many children in this contest, underlines the sense of engagement and positive communication within our work environment. This has helped create a spiritual atmosphere filled with faith during this Holy month.
Abdelhay further explained: "The competition had two categories, the first category for boys and girls between the ages of 6-10 years old who recited during the first day of the competition the following Quranic verses: Al Aa'la, Al Ghashiya, Al Balad, Al Shams, al Layl, and Al Qari'a. The second category for boys and girls between the ages of 11 -14 years old who recited during the second day of the contest the following Quranic verses: Al Nabaa, Abasa, Al Infitar, Al Mutaffifin, Al Buruj, and Al Fajr.
After listening to the children reciting the Quranic verses, the names of the winners were announced. Haroun Ahmad Abel Naim in category one and Loulou Mohamad Al Tabtabai, in category two, both came first and each won 150 KD. The second prizes were awarded to Radwan Abel Aziz Al Shaaban in category one and Aisha Ansar Tamna in category two and each won 100 KD. In third place, Khaled Mohamad Jala from the first category and Yaser Mohamad Jalal from the second, each won 50 KD.
Abdelhay also commended the competitiveness spirit and the commitment displayed by the children demonstrating their memorization and recitation skills of the Quranic verses.
Abdelhay highlighted the commitment of KIB management to hold such activities with the goal of encouraging social interaction between bank employees, believing it will have a positive effect and improve their productivity through excellence in the delivery of Shari'a compliant banking and financial services to clients. He also praised the efforts of all those who contributed to the success of this competition and the dedication of the children who were committed to interacting and participating in this contest.