70 Selected for International Women’s Quran Competition in Dubai
Publish Date: 10/20/2016 Code: 54039

70 Selected for International Women’s Quran Competition in Dubai

Seventy female Quran memorizers will compete in the first edition of the Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Holy Quran Competition in Dubai, the UAE, on November 6­-18.


The participants aged between nine and 25 years stand to win Dh250,000; Dh200,000; and Dh150,000 for the first, second and third prizes respectively, KTimes reported.

The Dh7.5 million contest is a category of the 14­ branch Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), which is annually organized in the holy month of Ramadan.

Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of the Award Organizing Committee, on Sunday said the contest will take place at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Al Mamzar, Dubai.

Twelve scholars specializing in the science of Qiraat (schools of recitation) who have experience in arbitrating international Quran contests will be part of the jury for the contest.

Up to 500 questions have been prepared for the competition. "Each contestant has to answer five questions in two shifts — three in the morning and two in the evening.” The competitors are scheduled to arrive in Dubai on November 3, Bu Melha said.

Source : Iqna