By Mohamed Lamin Massaquoi,
Information Attaché, UAE…..
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, 21 April 2021– Sierra Leone’s Abu Bakarr Jalloh has participated in this year’s Dubai International Holy Quran Award Competition organized in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The Dubai International Holy Quran Award is an annual award given for memorization of the Quran, sponsored by the Government of Dubai. Over the years, it has given hundreds of awards to people, from across the world, who have excelled in the memorization of the Quran.
Abubakar Jalloh, who was Sierra Leone’s sole representative, made it to the competition after his impressive performance at the 5th edition of the National Quranic Memorization Competition organized by the Foundation of Islamic Information, FOISIL, in Sierra Leone.
Speaking after his recitation session, Jalloh said that he was honored and privileged to represent his country in such a high-profile competition. He also commended Sierra Leone’s Envoy to the UAE, Ambassador Rashid Sesay for providing quality representation for Sierra Leoneans in the UAE and particularly for according him the much needed support and motivation during the competition.
Ambassador Sesay, who also witnessed the event, thanked the UAE authorities for organizing the competition and for inviting Sierra Leone to participate in the annual event, noting that that was also part of religious diplomacy.
This year’s event marking the 24th edition of the award was dedicated and named after the late Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Minister of Finance for almost 50 years, in recognition of his efforts in all fields.
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