77 countries vie for DIHQA awards

DUBAI — seventy-seven countries have confirmed their participation in the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) event, which will commence during the holy month of Ramadan.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 27 Sep 2005, 10:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 3:56 PM

Abdul Rahman Husain Ahli, Head of the Award’s Administration and Financial Affairs said that the visas of all the participants and their companions as well as the members of the arbitration panel and lecturers have been issued.

He noted that the Award is the biggest ever-Islamic event in the world. Its reputation has spread to all Muslim countries and communities. Its quality has grabbed the attention of the concerned institutions, which prepared youngsters especially to meet its high criteria.

“The award played an important role in encouraging some young Muslims to memorise the Holy Quran and prompted others to enhance their reciting skills,” he said.

Apart from the Arab and Muslim countries, there are participants from countries where there are Muslim communities including Brazil, USA, Romania, the Philippines, India , Belgium, France, Bulgaria and Germany.

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