DIHQA concludes next Wednesday

Dubai: The award-winning ceremony of the 16th session of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) will be held next Wednesday, 8th August 2012, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

A high-profile audience of Sheikhs, senior officials, scholars, dignitaries, diplomats and heads of local government departments will attend the closing session during which a documentary on DIHQA’s achievements, the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Mushaf (edition of the Holy Quran) and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid” Quran Manuscripts Centre will be screened Yousuf Estes, an American Muslim preacher, will be honoured as the Islamic Personality of the Year.

Tests will be concluded on Monday when the jury will listen to recitations from three competitors from Morocco, US and Burkina Faso.