A Nigerian lady, Aisha Abubakar Hassan, has emerged as the second-position winner in the just concluded sixth edition of the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Holy Qur’an Competition for women in Dubai.
Fifty countries participated in the competition that was held from the 1st to the 7th of October at the Dubai Culture and Science Society.
Aindati Sisi from Senegal came first, while Aisha Abubakar Hassan from Nigeria and Shima Anfal Tabani from Algeria took the second and third places, respectively.
According to the organisers, the participants were women Quran memorisers with mastery of tajweed. They also have to be under 25 years old.
The first position-winner received 250,000 dirhams; the second got 200,000 dirhams, and the third 150000 dirhams. Other participants who performed brilliantly in the competition were also handsomely rewarded.
The Dubai International Holy Qur’an Award, DIHQA, hosts and organises the event for women worldwide annually.
By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
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