According to Emirates News Agency (WAM), Sheikha bint Sayf Al Nahyan, vice chairman of Sultan bin Khalifa Human-Scientific Institute and organizer of the competition announced the winners.
This edition of the Quran competition was held with the participation of 262 students of public and private schools and 119 students of Quran memorization centers in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al-Khaimah, Fujairah, Khor Fakkan, and Um Al-Quwain.
The UAE’s General Office of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs held the preliminary stage of the Quranic event at four centers in Abu Dhabi, Al-Ain, Jafza and Ajman.
The competition was held in 11 categories, including memorization of short Surahs of the Quran for those mentally disabled.
The other categories were memorization of one Juz (part) of the Quran with Tajweed principles for kids, memorization of two Juzes with Tajweed for students of the first and second level of elementary schools, memorization of three Juzes with Tajweed for students of the third and fourth level of the schools, memorization of four Juzes with Tajweed for students of the fifth and sixth level of the schools, memorization of five Juzes with Tajweed for students of level seven, eight and nine of the schools and teenagers under 14 from the Quran memorization centers, and memorization of 10 Juzes for students of level ten and eleven and those aged under 16 from the centers.
Memorization of 15 Juzes was the category planned for all school students from the (Persian) Gulf Cooperation Council member states, Yemen and under 18-year-old students of Quran memorization centers.
The best Sowt and Lahn with Tajweed was another category of the competition for all students and those under 18.
The winners included 81 participants from the UAE and 16 Quran activists from other countries. They were 52 students from public and private schools, 17 disabled and 12 from correction and rehabilitation centers.
“Minar-ul-Iman” private school in Ajman and “Bibal ibn Ribah” Institute in Dubai were selected as the best Quranic school and educational institute.