Jeddah: Abdullah Abdul Mateen Usmani, an Indian expatriate, has recently been declared winner of the annual Qur'an recitation contest organized by Jamia Tahfiz-ul-Quran Makkah region. Hafiz Abdullah Abdul Mateen Usmani belongs to the southern Indian city of Hyderabad.
One thousand Huffaz (memorizers of the Holy Qur’an) participated in the event with 13 of them scoring marks between 95 and 99. In the second competition that ensued Abdullah Abdul Mateen Usmani was declared the winner, Saudi Gazette reported Saturday.
Prince Mishaal Bin Majed, Governor of Jeddah, was the chief guest at the gala event with hundreds of senior officials, philanthropists and parents of the participants in attendance. He distributed the prizes among the winners with first prize going to Hafiz Abdullah Abdul Mateen who was given a car.
Jamia Tahfiz-ul-Quran is an institution and center established for the students to memorize and recite Holy Qur'an. The Jamia holds the competition every year to encourage students and other participants.
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