Rabat – Three Moroccan women have won prizes for the “Declamation of Quran and its Sciences” on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi.
The Quran psalmody competition offers is divided into two parts: the first is open to all nationalities, while the second is only for Emirati nationals.
Chaimae Zaroual ranked first in the international categories. Two other Moroccans, Sara El Hili and Salma Sahsah, won second and third place respectively in the same category.
Participants representing the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, and Tunisia, also won awards in the 5th annual edition of the competition.
This is not the first time Moroccans have won Quran competitions at the international level. Last May, Mouad Ahmed Al Daouk and Oussama Omar Bouzahir both won Bahrain’s 2018 International Quran Recitation Competition
The competition, which had 9,200 participants from 81 countries, is the world’s biggest web-based Quran reciting competition, with the aim of encouraging youths from different backgrounds across the world to listen to, understand, memorize, and recite the Holy Quran.