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41 contestants appear for Dubai Int’l Holy Quran Award finals

41 contestants appear for Dubai Int’l Holy Quran Award finals

Mazaidah, lucky winner of Nissan car in DIQHA grand raffle draw

By Staff Report

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 7:09 PM

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


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Dubai – Up to 41 out of 80 contestants have so far sat for the final examinations of the international Quran competition - the main branch of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), which started at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday night, June 24, at 10.30pm. 

Seven more memorisers are to appear on the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry stage on Tuesday night,June 30. Those are Abdalrahman Ashraf Elsayed Abdalhady – Egypt, Masereka Yahya Mansour – Uganda, Anouar Ben Slama – Tunisia, Muhamad Ibrahim Amisi - Congo democratic Rep., Huzaifah Ahmed – Zimbabwe, and Arouna Alidou Misbaou Kankou – Benin. 

Dr Omar Al Khateeb, Executive Director for Islamic Affairs – IACAD, said it is an honour for the Department to co-sponsor part of the Award activities which inspires young generations to memorise the holy Quran. 

“The kind gestures of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the sponsor of the Award, speak volume and reflect his love to the Quran and its memorisers.” 

Paying tributes to naming Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak the first female Islamic Personality of the year this edition, Dr Khateeb said this well-deserved honouring is not only the choice of the organising committee, but also of all Emiratis and residents here. “Her white hands locally and abroad are countless.” 

Brigadier Ahmad Obaid Al Sayegh, Deputy Director General for Firefighting and Rescue – DGCDD, said the international competition is attracting Quran memorisers from the east and west. 

“The well-organised Award truly represents the modernity and development of Arab and Muslim nations, let alone the big boom and generosity of the UAE in general and Dubai in particular.” 

Attracting more contestants every year indicates the Award big success that all departments of Dubai Government are proud to co-sponsor its events and activities, he added. 

As for the cultural program, foreign communities still have a priceless opportunity to enjoy three lectures in Malayalam and Tamil at the Indian Academic School, Muhaisanah 3 – June 30-July 04. 

The 22-lecture program, June 18 - July 04, is part of the 19th edition of the Award, where thousands of Muslims from across the country flock to enjoy the spiritually uplifting lectures and recitation. 

Meanwhile, Jordanian Yusuf Abdulqader Mazaidah was the lucky winner who went home with a Nissan Saloon car following a much-awaited raffle draw held at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry late on Sunday. 

Mazaidah actually does not have a private car and only drives that one of his company. Therefore the new car has made my, my wife, two sons and daughter so happy. 

“However, the spiritually uplifting and religious benefits of attending the award valuable activities and events are much more important to me than this precious prize,” he pointed out. 

“I have been very keen to attend all the lectures and Quran sessions of the award for the last three years, and have been frankly looking yearningly at this special moment,” he added.


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