1,500 students to take part in Quran contest
Dubai - 446,000 Dirhams is the prize money for the Dabs Quran contest.
The Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs), in collaboration with the Ajman Education Zone, has launched the 6th edition of the 'Dar Al Ber Quran and Prophetic Sunnah' competition for the year 2016.
The annual contest is expected to see a tough competition from around 1,500 male and female students of all grades from government and private schools this year, according to a top official.
Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, executive director of Dabs, said application to the popular competition is open until March 3. "More participants are expected this year, particularly as the prize money has been increased from Dh370,000 last year to Dh446,000."
The competition is meant to build up a well-mannered generation fully aware of the values of the Holy Quran and the Sunnahs (teachings, way of life) of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), he added. "Encouraging young people to memorise the Quran will have a positive impact on their life."
The competition adopts a moderate method to help create a highly qualified generation as advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and in line with the directives of the prudent leadership, bin Zayed said.
"The competition was launched in 2011 under the sponsorship of His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, and with full support from Dr Shaikh Majid bin Saeed Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ruler's Court Ajman."
Khalid Abdulwahhab Al Khajah, Manager of Dar Al Ber Society Ajman, and Chairman of the competition organsing committee, said the contest is gaining popularity among school students.