34 expat women honoured

DUBAI — More than 34 expatriate women of various nationalities who won the local Holy Quran award were honoured yesterday at the concluding ceremony of the sixth round organised by the Award's Committee and Dubai Women's Association (DWA) at World Trade Centre here.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 25 Feb 2005, 11:11 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:36 PM

The event was held under the patronage of Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defence.

The programmes was attended by Shaikha Hind, Shaikha Hissa bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, Shaikha Amina bint Humaid Al Tayer, Chairperson of DWA, Shaikha Mariam bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Shaikha Mitha bint Hasher Al Maktoum, Shaikha Shaikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum and Ibrahim Bu Melah, Chairman of the Organising Committee of Dubai's International Holy Quran Award.

Addressing the ceremony on behalf of Shaikha Hind, Shaikha Mariam said that the Award achieved great success and would contribute a great deal to women's development in the UAE. The accomplishment would encourage women to follow the Islamic values by memorising the holy Quran.

She added that the award is aimed at instilling Islamic values in women by helping them to learn its deep spiritual meaning through recitation and memorisation.

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