Posted on June 05, 2018

The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has concluded the final round of its Alutrujah Holy Qur’an competition.

The competition, held in collaboration with Education City Mosque, encourages students and community members to memorize the Holy Qur’an, and highlights the Qur’anic verses and stories that focus on botanical terms. The contest, which features a series of different castegories, is open to both male and female schoolchildren in Qatar under 12 years of age.

The final round of the competition, held at the Education City Mosque from 20-27 May, was supervised by a committee from the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, who also announced three winners from each of the categories. The competition attracted more than 1,600 participants, representing 34 nationalities from countries across the region, East Asia, Africa, Europe, Canada, and the United States, highlighting the harmony and unique diversity found in Qatar.

Throughout the competition, students and their families were also invited to visit the Al-Andalus Gardens exhibition, organized by the QBG at the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad in Khalifa University in Education City. The exhibition is an expression of the peaceful co-existence among different cultures, showing respect for the environment and historical heritage through the display of achievements of a stage in the past, Al-Andalus, which constitutes a scientific and cultural milestone and a reflection of one of the most fertile periods of history.

QBG aims to encourage social engagement and strengthen cultural and conservation awareness in Qatar, supporting QF's commitment to promoting environmental sustainability within the wider community.