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Your guide to Dubai international Quran award

Your guide to Dubai international Quran award

22 sermons in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil from June 18 to July 4 after Taraweeh.

By Ahmed Shaaban – Senior Reporter

Published: Fri 19 Jun 2015, 12:10 AM

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

Dubai — The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) is geared up for the holy month of Ramadan with 22 religious sermons in Arabic, Malayalam, Bengali and Tamil from June 18 to July 4.

Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha, Head of the Organising Committee of the award, who is also adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, said the lectures will be delivered at three venues: The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (open session), Women Renaissance Society (women only) and the Indian Academic School in Muhaisanah-3 (for foreign communities).

“All lectures are slated to start at 10.30pm every night after the Taraweeh Prayers. Valuable prizes await attendees every night,” he said.  The 11-category award is held annually under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Ahmed Al Zahid, head of DIHQA media unit, said an elite group of scholars from around the Islamic world are to deliver valuable lectures, mostly on the benefits of fasting, scientific miracles in the Holy Quran and contemporary issues.

“Popular scholar Dr Omar Abdul Kafi is to give a lecture on the ‘boats of salvation in life and hereafter’, and will then explain how men and women are different. Abdul Dayem Al Kaheel will shed light on some mind-blowing scientific facts in the Holy Quran, and several cosmic information that prove the prophethood of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).”

Al Zahid stated that Prof Dr Ahmed Abdul Aziz give a lecture on environmental pollution and on the miracles of earthquakes and volcanoes, while Prof Dr Mujahid Abu Al Majd will talk about the wisdom behind the two-year breast-feeding advised in the Holy Quran.

“Dr Fatin Khurshid will underline the miraculous creation of camels, while Dr Amena Siddiq will focus on the scientific miracle of the gourd vine which Allah grew for Prophet Jonah (PBUH) after he was rescued from the darkness of the whale’s belly.”

Sheikh Mohammed Ali will start the foreign community programme with a lecture themed ‘Enduring enlightens humanity’ on June 25, followed by a lecture by Dr Mohammed Abdus Samad on ‘Ramadan, the month of the Holy Quran’. These will be followed by a lecture by Sheikh Sayyed Koya on ‘Ramadan, the niche of salvation’.

Sheikh Mohammed Musliyar will explain how fasting is a shield and pathway to heaven, while Sheikh Rahmathulla Cholakkara is to elaborate how Ramadan is the month of sympathy.

Sheikh Mohammed Akbar will elaborate the right practice and message of fasting, to be followed by Sheikh Mohammed Iqbal, who will give a lecture on Muslim unity and the significance of Ramadan.


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