Abuja - A Nigerian has won the top prize of the King Abdul Aziz International Qur’an contest hosted at the Grand Mosque in Makkah.
Kabiru Abubacker Mousa from Nigeria won the first prize and SR100 000 (N423 2990) while Mohammed Najm Abdul Kalam Azad from Bangladesh won the top prize in the second category, Islamic News Daily reports.
Abdullah Basfar, the secretary-general, of the International Qur’an Memorization Organization (IQMO) said the contest was the biggest of its kind.
He added the contest promotes the way of life illustrated by the Qur’an and Sunnah through memorisation.
A total of 150 contestants from 61 took part in the contest.
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