Quran session held for jail inmates

The Dar Al Ber Society, in a bid to develop inmates’ religious awareness and help them start a new chapter, recently organised a special scientific course for more than 170 inmates.

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Published: Wed 28 Aug 2013, 9:36 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:13 PM

Yusuf Al Yateem, Head of Activities at the Dubai Government-run society, said the course saw the participation of 174 inmates. “These included 102 men and 72 women.” He said the annual course, held in collaboration with the punitive and correctional departments of Dubai Police, gave inmates a chance to memorise the Holy Quran and prophetic sayings. “A competition is held among inmates to memorise one, two, three, four, or ten parts of the Holy Quran... also, inmates compete in memorising 30, 20, or ten prophetic sayings.”

Yateem said only 24 contestants qualified for the final examinations, including seven stand-out performers. “The Dar Al Ber Society has gifted winners with cash prizes up to Dh41,400, as well as Dh3,500 for distinguished winners, and Dh11,750 for regular participants.”

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