Stiff competition on Day-6 of Dubai International Holy Quran Award 49 contestants sit DIHQA final tests

 

Dubai – UAE, Monday 28, 2018: Up to 49 out of 104 contestants have so far sat the final tests of the 22nd edition – Zayed Edition – of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award – Ramadan 01-20, at the Dubai Chamber.

Present on the sixth day were H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee, and members of the organising committee.

Also present were the sponsors of the sixth day, spanning the Dubai Municipality, Emirates Islamic Bank, Government Affairs Department, and Auto Sector of Al Futtaim Company, a number of officials, media people, and a large audience from across the country.

Eight contestants sat the final tests on the sixth night of the global competition at the Dubai Chamber. Those included Muhammad Farhaan Ghoora, Mauritius, Ahmed Herkat, Algeria, Rachid Bouyakhrichan, Germany, Roshan Ahamed Shamsuddeen Mullankandy, India, Mr. Marofee Prakobsap, Thailand, Sufyaan Mahomed, Zimbabwe, Saalih Muhammad Rahim, Guyana, and Ibrahima Keita, Guinea Conakry.

Eight more competitors are to appear in public on Tuesday night. These are Muhammad Sulthon Annasiro, Indonesia, Zaid Qasim Abdulsayed Abdulsayed, Iraq, Mohammadreza Ali Zahedikhozany, Iran, Hossain Md Abid Mia Ahmad, Bangladesh, Mouhamed Thiam, Senegal, Tairou Dabo, Congo Brazzaville, Bukhaari Ibrahim Mohamed, Denmark, and Mahamat Anour Anour Ramat, Central Africa.

DIHQA on top of Quran competition worldwide

Ahmed Al Zahid, member of the DIHQA organising committee and Head of the Media Unit, said the Award is all set to be on top of Quran competitions worldwide with God’s help, generous support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and tireless effort of H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee.

The performance of the contestants this year is so exceptional, he added. “They try their best to secure top positions in the award which is seeing over 100 participants from all over the world this year.”

The award, one of the biggest globally, has branched out to 14 sections that cover an array of Quran activities and competitions, he stated. “The organising committee spares no effort to serve the holy Quran and encourage its memorisation.”

Zayed’s white hands speak volume worldwide

Abdulrahim Hussain Ahli, Member of the Organising Committee and Head of the Financial and Administrative Unit, said the competition is so stiff this edition among over 100 fully Quran memorisers.

“This unprecedented number of participants is so exceptional in the 22nd edition – the ‘Edition of Zayed’ whose white hands and kind gestures speak volume all over the world.”

The award is well respected everywhere, he added. “The international competition is professionally and strictly judged by an elite group of competent arbitrators specialised in Quran recitation.”

Diplomats hail DIHQA high level

H.E. Ahmad Daif, Deputy Consul General of Algeria in the UAE, hailed the strong bonds and historic relationships between the UAE and Algerian peoples.

“The award is so special with its big number of participants and electronic arbitration,” he said. “My country is passionate about participation in the ward every year.”

The award has encouraged the memorisation of the holy Quran, he said, paying tributes to the UAE leadership and people for serving the Quran. “I wish the Algerian contestant all the best.”

Mr. Mousa Anu Shad, a Translator and Administrative Executive with the Embassy of Thailand in Abu Dhabi, said they are keen to chip in the award every year.

“We are so grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for sponsoring the award, and the organising committee for their perfect organisation, service of the Quran, and promotion of Islam tolerance and moderation.”

Memorisers all set to secure top positions

19-year-old Marofee Prakobsap of Thailand started memorising the Quran at the age of 16 and finished in 19 at a Quran study centre back home.

“I have participated in so many local competitions where I secured top positions and have been finally nominated for this award.”

Belonging to a Quranic family, Prakobsap said all his five brothers and sisters are memorising the Quran.

“The Dubai International Holy Quran Award is the biggest worldwide, he said. “I wish to rank first, and be a Quran scholar in the future.”

15-year-old Roshan Ahamed Shamsuddeen Mullankandy of India started memorising the Quran at the age of 13 and finished in 15 at a local mosque back home in Kerala.

His parents and teacher used to encourage him to finish this sacred mission and have this honour, he added. “I wish to be a Quran scholar in the future and teach it to others.”

Showing an exceptional performance, the grade-11 student has been nominated for this award. “I wish to come first and go back home with the biggest prize.”

22-year-old Rachid Bouyakhrichan of Germany started memorising the Quran at the age of five and finished in eight at home back in Germany with the help of his parents.

The student of mechanical engineering has one sister who is memorising the Quran. I have participated in an international Quran competition in Algeria, leave alone many competitions all over Europe.”

Showing an exceptional performance, he has been nominated for this award by the European College for Humanitarian Sciences. “I wish to rank first,” he said, thanking the organising committee for their perfect organisation.

20-year-old Ahmed Herkat of Algeria started memorising the Quran at the age of five and finished in 11 at the mosque with the help and support of his parents.

The student of dental medicine has four siblings of whom one sister is a full Quran memoriser. “I have participated in eight local competitions where I secured advanced positions.”

Herkat has also participated in international Quran competitions in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Sudan.

Showing an exceptional performance, he has been nominated for this award by the ministry of religious affairs and endowment. “I wish to rank first,” he said, hailing the organising committee for their perfect organisation and service of the Quran.

19-year-old Muhammad Farhaan Ghoora of Mauritius started memorising the Quran at the age of 12 and finished in 17.

“I started my journey with the holy Quran at my school, then at the mosque, and finally at a Quran study centre back home which nominated me for participation in this award.”

Ghoora has participated in several Quran competitions locally and abroad, mainly in Egypt, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia.

“The Dubai International Holy Quran Award is the strongest worldwide in serving the Quran,” he said, paying tributes to the organising committee for their tireless effort to make a success of the award.

Ghoora, who is running classes for Quran memorisation, said he wishes to start out a Quran study centre with branches all over the country. “It is an honour to serve the Quran,” he underlined, wishing to rank first in the Award.

H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee, later honoured the sponsors of the sixth day of the award, exchanged trophies, and presented cash and in-kind gifts to the audience present as per a raffle draw.

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