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Dubai Holy Quran Award begins


Dubai Holy Quran Award begins(Dubai) – The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) 16th session has started at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Deira, with participation of eight contestants from the UK, Bangladesh, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Mali, Denmark, Uganda, and Tanzania. In total 88 contestants from different countries are taking part.
In his inaugural speech, head of the five-member arbitration committee Dr Salem Alzahrani said the Quran is the Muslim nation’s holy book. Dr Alzahrani then briefed the audience on the rulings of the award, and said that another contest for tuneful recitation will be held on the sideline of the competition. “The three judges of the most tuneful recitation will pick only the top three from the best ten voices for the prize.”
The 11-category award, aimed to serve the Holy Quran and promote the general standard of the Quranic performance, is annually held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.