Malawian Hafiz excels at 2018 international holy Quran competition

A 19-year-old Hafiz Hajj Abdallah has excelled at this year’s International Holy Quran Competition held in Dubai.

Hafiz Abdallah a former student at Umar Ibn Al- Khatab Institute in Blantyre, scooped position 12 out of 105 contestants around the world.

Speaking to Radio Islam soon after arrival at Chileka international Airport, Abdallah said is very happy as it was not easy for a Malawian Hafiz to get such position in Quran memorization contest.

“this is an indication that Malawi is better than other countries in Quran memorization,” Hafiz Hajj Abdallah said

He commended National Holy Quran Competition for encouraging young Muslims in memorizing the holy Quran saying it has helped him to excel in different International Holy Quran Competitions.

Abdallah however urged sheikhs in the country to put much effort in teaching students to memorize the holy Quran so that more Malawians should participate at International Quran Competitions.

In his remarks, administrator for Umar Ibn Al-Khatab Institute in Blantyre, Sheikh Rajab Captain urged parents to send their children to madrassas.

Rajab said “there is need to encourage girls in Islamic knowledge for Malawi to send female contestants to International Holy Quran Competitions.”

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