DUBAI, 16th August, 2022 (WAM) -- The Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) announced the hosting of the sixth edition of the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Holy Quran Competition for girls, which will be held in October 2022.
Ibrahim Mohammed Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of the DIHQA organising committee, said the preparations for the event began early and 136 countries will participate.
The competition carries the name of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, the "Mother of the Nation", who has a prominent international stature, he added.
He then lauded the significant support of the award's patron, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as well as his constant monitoring of its activities.
The award's departments will draft executive plans to organise the event in the best possible manner, Bu Melha stressed, noting that it will start on 28th September with the arrival of participants and jury members, and primary assessments will begin on 30th September.
The competition's activities will begin on 1st October and end on 5th October, 2022. The closing ceremony will take place on 7th October, 2022, he further added.
Bu Melha then explained the competition's conditions, including requiring candidates to be aged 25 or under and have memorised the Holy Quran in full with intonations.
The winner will receive AED250,000; second place will get AED200,000; third place AED150,000; fourth place AED65,000; fifth place AED60,000; sixth place AED55,000; seventh place AED50,000; eighth place AED45,000; ninth place AED40,000; and 10th place will receive AED35,000.