TEHRAN. (Iranart) - Iran's representative in Algeria's international Qur'an competition won the fifth rank in the contest.
Mohammad-Ali Eslami competed in the category of memorization of the entire Qur’an, IQNA wrote.
A number of high-ranking Algerian officials were present at the closing ceremony of the contest which was held at Al-Kabir Mosque in Algiers.
The panel of judges announced representative of Bangladesh ranked first in the contest.
The runner-up was from Jordan while those from Libya, Syria and Iran came third to fifth respectively.
The three top winners received cash prizes ranging from 500,000 to one million Algerian dinars.
The 14th Algeria international Qur'an competition began on June 17 in Algiers. Representatives of 53 countries competed in the event.
It was held in the categories of Qur'an memorization, Tajweed recitation and Qur'an interpretation.