Winners at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural and Social Understanding’s 12th annual #qurancompetition honoured
Dubai, May 20,2017 (GN): #indiansisters Fatima Mohtisham and Ayesha Mohtisham were among a handful of non- #arabparticipants at the 12th annual Quran competition organised by Mohammad Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural and Social Understanding (MBRCCSU), where Fatima topped in one of the categories defeating dozens of competitors from different nationalities, while Ayesha grabbed the second prize.
The siblings along with several others were honoured on Saturday by Shaikh Saeed Bin Hashar Al Maktoum at the head quarters of #dubaiInternational Holy Quran Award in Al Mamzar.
Eldest of the two, Fatima, 15, memorised the whole of Quran at the age of 12 and is certified by Al Noor Centre, Dubai, while Ayesha, 11, has completed five parts.
Quran is divided in 30 equal parts or Juz as they are called in #arabicfor the convenience of memorising it. The complete book contains 114 chapters, the length of each varies from a couple of verses to hundred of verses.
Fatima, who has won several competitions before, won this year in the category of memorising the Quran’s biggest chapter, Al Baqara, which stretches to two and half parts.
Speaking to Gulf News, Fatima, who is a grade 10 student said: “First I thank Almighty #allahfor this honour. This is mainly Allah’s grace and secondly I thank my teachers and parents. Quran is book of wisdom and guidance, which is revealed through #ProphetMohammad (PBUH) not only for Muslims but for all of humanity. I urge all my friends and elders to read Quran and seek its blessings.”
According to Siddique Mohtisham, father of the girls, both Fatima and Ayesha, are well versed in Arabic and speak the language better than their mother tongue.
Ayesha, who has currently finished memorising five parts of the Quran, grabbed the second prize in the category of one part.
Among those honoured on Saturday were those who completed memorising the whole of Quran, including 12-year-old girl Anwar Yasir Ghadbaan, who was the youngest to memorise the whole of Quran this year.
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