DIHQA honours Quran teachers

DUBAI - Thirty Quran teachers at various Quran memorisation centres in Dubai were feted on Wednesday at an honouring ceremony that was held to mark the conclusion of a training course for the Quran memorisation teachers to enhance their efficiency, as part of Dubai International Holy Quran Award's (DIHQA) attempts to support the local centres.

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Published: Thu 29 Jan 2004, 12:08 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:31 AM

The honouring ceremony was attended by members of the organising committee of DIHQA and various Quran teachers, and was held at Omar bin Abdul Aziz Centre at Mohammed Omar bin Haidar Mosque.

Delivering a speech on behalf of Ibrahim Bu Melha, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Justice Department, Dubai Attorney General and Chairman of DIHQA, Dr Aref Al Shaikh, Head of the Technical Committee of DIHQA and the supervisor of the centres, said that the course, which is considered the first of its kind to be organised, is aimed at exchanging expertise in the field of Quran memorisation and enhancing the level of teachers' performance.

"The DIHQA Award was established under the direct instructions of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Minister of Defence, to raise a future generation capable of closely approaching their religion and understanding its morals and virtues," Dr Al Shaikh said. He added that the main aim of organising the course is to gather all the Quran teachers under one roof to discuss the best methods to assist young Quran memorisers in understanding it and following its teachings and practices in their daily life.

Dr Al Shaikh added that around 25 teachers from 32 Quran memorisation centres in Dubai had passed the initial tests.

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