BdChronicle: Bangladeshi Quran contestant Mohammed Nazmus Sakib Rumman, came out first among 13 competitors in the ‘Most Beautiful Recitation’ contest concluded on Sunday, Khaleej Times reports. The competition, a branch of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, saw the participation of Hafizs (memorizers of the holy Quran) from Bangladesh, Cameron, UAE, Netherlands, Egypt, Uganda, Yemen, Afghanistan, Niger, Bahrain, Tajikistan, France, and Indonesia. Ibrahim Bu Melha, Chairman of the award organizing committee, and Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, said, however, only five of these contestants won in the competition. ‘Apart from Rumman who came first, Yemeni Ebrahim Saeed came second, Egyptian Mohammed Ashraf was third, Indonesian Ulul Amri Jaenudin came fourth, and Afghan Ahmad Harir secured the fifth position.’ These were chosen in view of certain performance standards, spanning the tune, purity, and enchanting impact of the competitor’s voice, along with the observation of the set recitation rules ‘Tajweed’, proper articulation, and techniques of stops and pauses, he added. The winners were awarded with special prizes of Dh5,000, Dh4,000, Dh2,000, Dh2,000, and Dh1,000. ‘The third and fourth contestants, scoring the same marks, got the same prize of Dh2,000,’ Bu Melha said.
Source: BD chronicle