Written By: Yemen Observer Staff
Article Date: Aug 8, 2012 - 2:25:40 PM
Abdul-Rahman Ahmad Mohammed a 20-year Yemeni, made the nation proud when he delivered a perfect rendition of the Holy Quran at Dubai 2012 Quran competition, leaving his audience largely impressed.
Mohammed who is a student at the College of Islamic Science in Taiz – Yemen second most populous city as well as the intellectual capital of the country – comes from a long tradition of Hafiz – people who memorized the Quran in its entirety – won his place in Dubai after winning Yemen’s national Quran competition earlier this year.
“I’m proud to have been selected for such a prestigious event and I’m honored to represent my country at this level … I hope I can make my family and countrymen proud,” said Mohammed, following his performance at Dubai Chambers to the press.
If Mohammed, now a strong contender was to win, he would pocket a healthy Dh250, 000 which amounts to $75,000.
“I don’t think about the result, I’m happy with my performance and leave the rest for Allah to decide,” said Mohammed Today is the final day of the contests and the results will be announced on Wednesday at a glittering ceremony. Back in Yemen all are rooting for Mohammed, eager to prove that Yemenis have much to offer the region.
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