Malappuram (Kerala), Sep 11 (IANS) Islamic charity organisation Ma’dinu Ssaqafathil Islamiyya is gearing up to host the country’s biggest Muslim prayer congregation Sep 16 at Swalatha Nagar near here.
The organisation’s chairman, Sayyid Ibrahimul Khaleelul Bukhari, said that they expect about 600,000 people from various parts of the country and abroad to attend the congregation, which will fall on the eve of the 27th day of the Muslim holy month of Ramzan. Continue reading
Indian Wins Dh250,000 Quran Prize
Ahmed Shaaban 11 September 2009, DUBAI — Ibrahim Hafez Syed Ahmed from India clinched the top place and the Dh250,000 prize money in the 13th Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), pushing Sudan’s Ismail Hagai and Nigerian AbdulMalik AbuBakar Ibrahim to second and third spots. Hagai won Dh200,000 for his efforts in the memorised recitals and Ibrahim bagged Dh150,000. The closing ceremony took place at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce. During the ceremony, Islamic Personality of the Year Dr Murad Wilfried Hofmann and the top 10 of the 77 contestants (selected from an original list 85) Quran Awards competition were honoured. Certificates and cash prizes were given away to the other participants as well. Continue reading