9:16 - July 07, 2014
News ID: 1426636
The Dubai International Holy Quran Award has a new branch.

 While the main Quran competition started on Saturday night, the 11-category Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) saw one more branch.

The 12th section comprises the recording of the tuneful recitations of competent Emirati and resident Quran memorizers, according to Ibrahim bu Melha, Chairman of the organizing committee – DIHQA, Khaleej Times reported.
“The move is aimed at encouraging Quran memorizers in the UAE to hone their skills in terms of memorization and recitation and give the chance to exceptional voices.”
The other categories of the Quran Award include the International Holy Quran Contest, the Islamic Personality of the Year, Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum Quran Award, the Memorization of the Holy Quran at Prisons, Lectures and Seminars Program and the UAE National Memorizer Program.

The award also includes the Most beautiful Recitation Contest, the Quranic Science Studies Program, the Recitations (Qiraat) Program, the Mushaf (The Quran of) Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Centre of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Centre for Manuscripts.

Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, also unveiled the first recording of full Quran recitation by popular Emirati reader, Eng Osama Al Safi. “This is the first implementation of the new branch.”
So far, 14 contestants have written the final public examination on the first two days of the main Quran contest at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The first batch included six competitors from Ethiopia, Benin, Iraq, Netherlands, Nepal and Afghanistan while the second saw participants from Mauritania, Malaysia, Kuwait, Burkina Faso, Sri Lanka, Union Des Comoros, Mali, and Kosovo.
The 18th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, being held under the patronage of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is to see up to 87 participants from around the world over the period from July 5 to 17.

“Big prizes await toppers: the first winner will be awarded Dh250,000; the second Dh200,000, and the third Dh150,000. Winners from the fourth to the tenth will be gifted from Dh65,000 with Dh5,000 less each. The rest of the participants will receive a bonus of Dh30,000 each,” he said.

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