Mujtaba Alirezalu, Iranian memorizer of the entire Quran who represented the country in this edition of the international Quranic event, told IQNA that the organizing committee announced the winners of the sideline competition.
Jasim Khalifa Ibrahim Khalifa Hamdan from Bahrain, Abdullah Al-Mamum from Bangladesh, and Abdul Rahman Abdul Jalil Muhammad Ibrahim Al-Jahati from Libya respectively won the first to the third ranks in this contest, which was held on Thursday.
The board of judges of the 20th Holy Quran Award had selected eight Quran reciters from among the participants of the international event to compete for "the most beautiful Quran recitations”.
Hussein Samuh from Thailand, Abdullah Salim Batil Batil from Panama, Muhammad Hassan Malik Diyub from Senegal, Faruq Shahin from Turkey and Ibrahim Ismail Ibrahim from Niger were the other participants in the sideline competition.
The 20th Dubai International Holy Quran Awards was held at Dubai Trade and Industry Chamber with the participation of Quran memorizers from 82 countries.
Winners of the international Quranic event will be awarded at the closing ceremony on Saturday night.