Koran by Heart

A global contest reading of the Quran by young Muslim children that takes place in Cairo, Egypt annually during Ramadan. A coming of age story about Muslim kids in modern times.

Arts, Culture, & Sports, Education, Global Perspectives, Identity & Diversity

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The world’s preeminent Koran-recitation competition takes place each year in Cairo, drawing Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, Koran by Heart is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world.