Through their various costumes in the recitation and call to prayer categories, Otr Elkalam (Scent of Speech) contestants turned the studio of the international Holy Quran and call to prayer competition into a stage for the costumes of the muezzins and imams of international mosques from which the contestants came.
Otr Elkalam contestants wear different costumes, but they share the standards of those costumes, which include the dress, the hat and the shemagh for the Gulf contestants, the robes for the Moroccans, and the farmla for the Libyans, in addition to some traditional clothes in many countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Iran, in an appearance that suggests the symbolism of recitation and the call to prayer and reflects its social and spiritual value among the contestants, each of whom was keen to wear the best national clothes and the most appropriate for reciting the Quran and delivering the call to prayer.
Despite the different colors and designs of the contestants’ clothes, they reflect prowess, cleanliness, elegance and the beautiful appearance required by Islam.
Otr Elkalam competition is one of the initiatives of the General Entertainment Authority. It allows the participation of contestants from all over the world through simple and easy online registration procedures. The number of participants in the two categories of the competition reached more than 40,000 participants from 80 countries. The contests went through four online qualifiers before reaching their final stages, which are shown on Otr Elkalam TV show at 5 pm on the Saudia channel and Shahid platform.