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19th Dubai Int’l Holy Quran Award plans cultural program

19th Dubai Int’l Holy Quran Award plans cultural program

22 lectures in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil from June 18 to July 4, 2015

By Ahmed Shaaban (senior Reporter)

Published: Tue 16 Jun 2015, 1:33 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:16 PM

Dubai International Holy Quran Award

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Dubai - The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) is geared up for the holy month of Ramadan with a rich cultural program of 22 valuable lectures in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil over the period from June 18 to July 04. 

Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha
Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha

Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha, Head of the Organising Committee, who is also adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, said the lecture program is to take place at three different venues: the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (open), Women Renaissance Society (women only), and Indian Academic School at Muhaisanah-3 (foreign communities). 

“All lectures are slated to start at 10:30pm every night after the Taraweeh Prayer. Valuable prizes await attendees every night,” he said, noting that more details are available at the Award website (http://www.quran.gov.ae), by e-mail at (quran@eim.ae) on mob: (050-5963366) and phone: (04-2610666). 

The Award activities may also be watched live on the award website or followed on twitter (@quran_award), Instagram (quran_award), FaceBook (DIHQAuae), YouTube (dihqauae), Google+ (DIHQA‎), and blackberry (73F31433). 

The 11-category award, aimed to serve the Holy Quran, is annually held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, he stated. 

“The DIHQA organising committee has further launched the Award satellite channel on Arabsat Badr4 at freq (12111), Horizontal, Sym Rate (27500) and Nilesat at freq (12360), Vertical, Sym Rate (27500).”   

Ahmed Al Zahid, head of DIHQA media unit, said an elite group of prominent scholars from around the Islamic world are to deliver valuable lectures mostly on the benefits of fasting, scientific miracles in the holy Quran, and other contemporary issues. 

“Popular scholar Dr Omar Abdul Kafi is to lecture on the ‘boats’ of salvation in life and Hereafter, and will then explain how men and women are different whereas Eng Abdul Dayem Al Kaheel is to shed light on some mind blowing scientific facts in the holy Quran, and several cosmic information that prove the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).” 

Al Zahid stated that Prof Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz is also to lecture on the environmental pollution and then on the miracles of earthquakes and volcanoes while Prof Dr Mujahid Abu Al-Majd is to talk about the wisdom behind the two-year breast feeding advised in the holy Quran. 

“Dr Fatin Khurshid is to underline the miraculous creation of camels whilst Dr Amena Siddiq is to focus on the scientific miracle of the gourd vine which Almighty Allah has grown to His Prophet Jonah (PBUH) after he was rescued from the darkness of the whale’s belly.” 

However, Sh Mohammed Ali is to start the foreign community program with a lecture themed ‘Enduring enlightens humanity’ on June 25, followed by a lecture by Dr Mohammed Abdus Samad on ‘Ramadan, the month of the holy Quran’, and then a lecture by Sh Sayyed Koya on ‘Ramadan, the niche of salvation’. 

Sh Muhammad Musliyar is later to explain how fasting is a shield and pathway to heaven whereas Sh Rahmathulla Cholakkara is to elaborate how Ramadan is the month of sympathy. But, Sh. Mohammed Akbar is to elaborate the right practice and message of fasting and finally Sh. Mohammed Iqbal is to lecture on Muslim unity and the significance of Ramadan. 


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