Stiff competition on Day-2 of Dubai International Holy Quran Award

Dubai – UAE, Friday 25, 2018: Members of the arbitration committee of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) have hailed the stiff competition and high performance of the contestants in the 22nd edition of the Award – ‘Zayed Edition’.

Present at the Dubai Chamber where the final examinations are being held are H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee, members of the committee, and a large audience.

Also present were the sponsors of the second night of the competition that included the Dubai Media Corporation, Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, Union Cooperative Society, and Prime Medical Group.

Interviews with contestants

22-year-old Shokhan Ualiyev of Kazakhstan started memorising the Quran at the age of 14 and finished at 17.

“I study Sharia at the Tribuli University in Lebanon,” he said. “My parents have encouraged me and my three brothers to memorise the Quran.”

Ualiyev has competed in international competitions as was in Turkey, Malysia, Bahrain. “These are apart from several local competitions.”

Showing an exceptional performance, Ualiyev has been nominated by the Iftaa department for this global competition. “I wish to be a scholar of Sharia and Quran teacher.”

21-year-old Mohamed Abdallah Brema Abdalkareem of Sudan started memorising the Quran at the age of eight and finished at 12 with the help of his parents who also encouraged his 10 brothers and sisters to memorise the Quran West Darfur.

“I study the Qiraat or schools of recitation at the Holy Quran University in Umm Dorman.”

Abdalkareem participated in several local Quran competitions and one abroad in Djibouti. He used to study Sharia sciences since his early childhood.

Showing an exceptional performance, he has been nominated by the ministry of Awqaf in Sudan. “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the organizers of the Award and its sponsor.”

17-year-old Murushidul Ameen of Maldives started memorising the Quran at the age of 13 and finished at 16 with the help of his teacher Sheikh Shehab at the mosque. “My mother was also a great help for me and my three brothers.”

Though it is Ameen’s first international competition, he is so delighted to compete in this great award. “I am so grateful for the organising committee for their tireless effort to make a success of this global competition.”

13-year-old Ndayiragije Amani of Burundi started memorising the Quran at the age of four and finished at six with the help of his teacher Sheikh Khalid bin Eissa at a Quran school in Burundi.

Of Amani’s 15 brothers and sisters, three have memorised the Quran in full. “I have participated in several competitions in Burundi and wish to be a Quran teacher in Al Azhar.”

17-year-old Muhammad Zubair Bin Adlee Nazree of Singapore started memorising the Quran at the age of 14 and finished at 15 with the help of his family and friends.

Nazree, who studies Quran and Sharia at the Dar Al Uloom Zakaria in Singapore, has been nominated for the Award by the Muslim World League.

“My three brothers and sisters have memorised the Quran in full,” he said, wishing to be a Quran teacher.

19-year-old Zoulkifl Assouma of Benin started memorising the Quran at the age of 15 and finished at 16 at the mosque and his house as well.

Assouma has participated in several local competitions, and has been nominated for this Award by the Islamic Association back home. “I wish to be a Quran teacher in the future,” he said, thanking the organising committee for their tireless efforts.

14-year-old SK MD Saowban Anwar of Australia started memorising the Quran at the age of nine and finished at 12 at an Islamic centre there back home.

“Of my three siblings, my sister has memorised the Quran in full, while my brother has participated in the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award.”

Anwar’s brother was an inspiration for him to exert more effort and chip in the Dubai Award which is “the biggest and most important worldwide.”

19-year-old Tarik Aziz Kadodya of Portugal started memorising the Quran at the age of 10 and finished at 15 at an Islamic centre there back home.

“My father encouraged me and my two sisters to memorise the Quran in full,” he said. “I have participated in the King Abdulaziz International Holy Quran Award in 2015, and this is my first time to be in Dubai.”

 Kadodya wished to be a civil engineer and Quran teacher. “I want to teach the Quran to others as advised by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): ‘The best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it to others.”

Arbitrators hail DIHQA perfect organisation

Dr. Ibrahim bin Sulaiman Al Huwaimel, Chairman of the Arbitration Committee, said the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, in its 22nd edition – Edition of Zayed – has become a source of inspiration for all young generations.

“The performance of all participants is so high and the competition is so stiff,” he said. “The organising committee has used all possible modern technologies in its programmes and arbitration system that all contestants are satisfied about its perfect, professional and fair arbitration.”

Dr. Abdullah bin Salem bin Hamad, a member of the arbitration committee, said the award is perfectly organised. “The organising committee spares no effort to make a big success of it.”

The Award is the biggest worldwide with 104 contestants participating in it this year, he added. “None of them appear in public for final tests unless they clear the initial qualifying tests, and that has made the competition so stiff.”

It is an honour to be part of the arbitration committee of the 22nd edition which has been named after the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, he said. “This has added to the perfection of the award.”

Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Serkal, Deputy Director of Local Channels and Director of Noor Dubai Channel at the Dubai Media Inc., said the 22-year-old award is one of the most distinguished and successful competitions worldwide.

“It is an honour to co-sponsor the award, particularly this year which holds the name of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose white hands speak volume,” he said, thanking the organising committee for their sincere efforts.

Khalifa bin Darai, the Executive Director of the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services, said the award holds a dear name this year the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

“The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services is grateful for the organising committee for their sincere efforts to serve the holy Quran from around the world,” he said.

“The Award, thanks to the tireless support from its sponsor His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has become a leading hub for Quran memorisers everywhere.”

Dr. Othman Mansur Al Bakri, director general of the Prime Hospitals in Dubai, said they are so keen to cosponsor the award activities from the very beginning. “The Prime Hospital provides a full medical cadre to serve the Award contestants and guests.”

“It is an honour to co-sponsor the 22nd edition of the award which holds the name of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan whose white hands speak volume everywhere,” he said, thanking the organising committee for their sincere efforts.

Ahmed Niazi, an adviser to the Flora Hotels Group, said they have been sponsoring the award activities from the very beginning. “The award is exceptional in everything and its developments have no end.”

“The organising committee, led by H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee, spares no effort to make a success of the award.”

He also thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his generous sponsorship of the award.

“The award has significantly encouraged Quran memorisation, supported many scholars, spread knowledge, and served the holy Quran.”

17-year-old Yusuf Jabr, a grade-12 Quran reader from Egypt, said he was so happy to come to Dubai and enjoy the uplifting spirits of the holy month of Ramadan.

“It is an honour to be a guest of the award this year in recognition to over 30 local Quran competitions I have won in Egypt, leave alone two international rewards in Bahrain and USA.”

Jabr expressed his admiration of the high level of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, and paid tributes to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his generous sponsorship of the award.

“The award has significantly encouraged Quran memorisation, supported many scholars, spread knowledge, and served the holy Quran,” he said, thanking the organising committee for their warm reception and professional services.

Lectures on Quran miracles

In his lecture at the Dubai Women’s Association, Eng. Abduldaem Al Kaheel, a researcher in the Scientific Miracles of the Quran, said the holy Quran is the first book that urges exploration of the secrets of creation by digging and searching in the earth.

“Almighty Allah said in Verse 20 of the Spider chapter in the holy Quran: ‘Say, [O Muhammad], “Travel through the land and observe how He began creation. Then Allah will produce the final creation. Indeed Allah, over all things, is competent.”

Further in his lecture, Eng Al Kaheel talked about the signs of the Dooms Day and the end of the earth. “This is pretty clear of the many earthquakes everywhere as stated by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

The borders of the earth are being reduced as scientifically proved and earlier mentioned in verse 41, Thunder chapter of the Quran: “Have they not seen that We set upon the land, reducing it from its borders? And Allah decides; there is no adjuster of His decision. And He is swift in account.”

As per researches and studies, the earth is to see 20 to 30 massive earthquakes of over 7-degrees in the coming five years. “The reduced speed of the earth rotation is one of the main reasons behind these earthquakes.”

Al Kaheel then talked about the movement of the mountains in the Quran. “The mountains are scientifically proved to be moving several centimeters every year. The more the mountains move and vibrate, the more their surfaces turn into sand and dust.”

Tsunami has also been mentioned in the Quran, verse 68 of Al Israa chapter: “Then do you feel secure that [instead] He will not cause a part of the land to swallow you or send against you a storm of stones? Then you would not find for yourselves an advocate.”

Scientists from Washington University have studied the ocean beds and discovered strong waves they come across for the first time ever, he pointed out.

“Scientists have discovered Tsunami waves due to the reported earthquakes that took place deep down the oceans where it is so difficult to live because of the complete darkness, storms, and unbearable water pressure.”

Warning, he said that people will see more explodng seas as mentioned in the Quran. “Such scientific facts that have just been recently proved have been mentioned in the holy Quran long ago.”

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