Memorising Holy Quran to cut sentence by 20 years

DUBAI — The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (Dihqa), in coordination with the Dubai Prosecution, will reduce sentences of prisoners who have memorised the Holy Quran fully or partly.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 27 Jan 2006, 11:34 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:00 PM

Ibrahim Bu Melha, Consultant of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that the award would reduce the sentences of the prisoners as per the following guidelines:

Those who have memorised the Holy Quran completely will have their sentences reduced by 20 years, memorising 20 chapters of the Holy Quran will reduce the jail term by 15 years, 15 chapters will reduce it by 10 years, 10 chapters five years, and five chapters one year. Memorising three chapters will reduce six months in their jail term.

He said that the number of prisoners who have registered for 'Memorising the Holy Quran at Jails' programme reached 1,865. Nine of them have memorised the Holy Quran completely, while 19 others finished 20 chapters, 15 people 15 chapters, 123 people 10 chapters, 221 people five chapters and 41 people one chapter each, he added.

Dihqa launched this programme a few years ago. It reduced the period of imprisonment for a number of prisoners. Some of them who learnt the Holy Quran completely were released as well.

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