A Bangladeshi teenage boy, Abdullah-al-Mamun, has become the champion of the International Hifzul Quran Competition held at Masjid-e-Haram in Saudi Arabia.
Contestants from 81 countries in the world participated in the competition in separate groups based on chapters. Abdullah-al-Mamun, who is a Hafiz in Quran, participated in 30-chapter group.
Awards were handed out to winners in the second floor of Masjid-e- Haram on Wednesday (Oct 11). Abdullah-al-Mamun received 1.20 lakh Saudi Riyal.
Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten, Hajj and Umrah Affairs Minister of Saudi Arabia, Governor of Makkah, Prince Khaled Al Faisal and chief Imam and Khatib Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz as-Sudais among others were present at the award giving ceremony.
The International Hifzul Quran Recital competition is organized every year on the name of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. This was the 39th edition of the competition.
Abdullah Al Mamun was born in Muradnagar upazila of Comilla on July 10 in 2003. His father’s name is Abul basher and mother’s name Amena Begum. He is a student of Tahfizul Quran Was Sunnah Madrasah in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area.
Abdullah Al Mamun went to Saudi Arabia on Oct 3 to attend the competition. He will return home on Oct 16. Previously, he won many other national and international contests.
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