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Thousands enrol to memorise Quran in 2019


A child sits and recites Quran.

Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

The Department of Maktoum Holy Quran Memorisation Centres of the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) announced that an average of 3,019 students were enrolled in the centres during 2019 – 70% of whom were females. Statistics by the centres’ department indicated that an average of 201 workshops were organised last year, and an average of 189 teachers worked in the centres – around 72% of whom were females.

The Holy Quran Memorisation seminars organised by Maktoum Centres took place at Deira, Bur Dubai and Hatta areas. Deira witnessed the largest turnout of students, having 74% of the students, memorisation seminars and teachers, while 19% were in Bur Dubai, and 7% in Hatta.

Ahmed Muhaya Al Zahed, Acting Director of Maktoum Holy Quran Memorisation Centres, praised the great turnout for the Holy Quran Memorisation workshops from different groups of the community, both citizens and residents. He also applauded the female students wishing to recite and memorise the Holy Quran.

Al Zahed said, “Maktoum Holy Quran Memorisation Centres reached various segments of society during 2019. From male, female, children and youth to elderly citizens and residents, as well as People of Determination – a clear sign of the inclusiveness of our programmes.”

Al Zahed added, “The Department of Maktoum Centres is keen to provide an environment that helps students analyse and memorise the Holy Quran and understand the values of Islam. This is through programmes that suit the needs of students and have follow-ups by specialised teachers, as well as field trips by mentors – which exceeded 3,500 visits in 2019. In 2020: Towards the next 50, we will improve our centres and programmes and launch more initiatives, aiming to encourage more students to prosper.”

Maktoum Quran Learning Centers enable its students to learn the letters and rulings of intonation and readings. It also teaches them new Quran readings, such as the way of Hafs, Warsh, Shu’ba bin Assem, Qaloon, Ibn Kathir and others. Sessions of the centres also explain the interpretation of verses and help students memorise the Surahs. IACAD will continue to open new centres in Dubai to facilitate enrollment in educational seminars, as part of its commitment to spread awareness about Quran and Sunnah in the emirate.

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