A Nigerian, Sulaiman Abdulkarim Isa has landed himself a cool Dh250,000 (N11m) cash for being the top memoriser of the Quran in the international Quran completion category at the 18th session of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA).
He edged out Saudi Arabia’s Omar Hussain Baeisa and Yemen’s Mohammed Khaled Yaseen who emerged second and third runner respectively. He was also named the “Islamic personality of the year”. The first and second runner ups got Dh200,000 and Dh150,000.