Sunday, September 21, 2008

Yemeni wins International Holy Quran Award

The first prize winner of the beautiful recitation contest from Malaysia opened Saturday's grand ceremony with his breathtaking recitation.
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Dubai: The Yemeni contestant was awarded by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, first place at this year's Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA).
During a grand ceremony held on Saturday at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Al Mamzar, 85 contestants were honoured by Shaikh Hamdan for their participation in the 12th edition of the international award, including the 10 top winners, who participated in the awards held from September 8 to 19.
Fares Al Aagam from Yemen, Noor Al Deen Al Younsi from Libya and Khalid Al Ainati from Kuwait won the top three prizes respectively.
The Islamic personality of the year was was awarded to the King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran, which had a representative from Saudi Arabia present at the grand ceremony. The Madinah-based King Fahd Holy Quran Printing Complex has produced more than 200 million copies of the Quran.
The complex produces 10 million copies annually. If necessary, its annual cap-acity can be increased to 30 million copies. "This award will be cause for great pride and gratitude within the King Fahd Complex for its status internationally and regionally," said Dr Mohammad Al Ofi, General Secretary of the complex.
The prize for the Islamic Personality of the Year is Dh1 million in recognition of contributions and achievements in the Islamic world.

Cash prizes
The first three winners of the Quran recitation competition receive Dh250,000, Dh200,000 and Dh150,000 respectively. The fourth to tenth positions receive Dh65,000, Dh60,000, Dh55,000, Dh50,000, Dh45,000, Dh40,000 and Dh35,000.
Winners below the tenth position will be rewarded according to their evaluations as those above 80 per cent are rewarded Dh30,000 each, from 70-79 per cent receive Dh25,000 each and below 70 per cent get Dh20,000 each.
Ebrahim Mohammad Bu Melha, Chairman of DIHQA's Organising Committee, said: "Each year the award is progressing and becoming one of the top awards offered on the international arena."
The 20-year-old Yemeni contestant was also rewarded at the beautiful recitation contest for holding the fourth position, part of DIHQA.
The first prize winner of the beautiful recitation contest from Malaysia opened Saturday's grand ceremony with his breathtaking recitation.

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