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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Malaysian Teenage Qari Mohammad bin Ahmad Zahid wins 1st place in Dubai's Qur'an Recital Contest.













Malaysian teenager's Quran recitation wins hearts

By Siham Al Najami, Staff Reporter
Published: September 19, 2008, 23:43

Dubai: The young Malaysian participant who was eventually declared the winner of the recitation event at the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) event had the jam-packed audience in a thrall.

The contest began at midnight on Thursday after the conclusion of programmes associated with the event. 

The prizes will be announced on Saturday at 9.30pm in the presence of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the Cultural and Scientific Association.

There were seven participants in all who vied for the top three prizes. A Turkish contestant and a Kuwaiti participant were adjudged second and third respectively in the recitation event.

Showcasing talent

Thirteen-year-old Mohammad Bin Ahmad Zahid's performance moved some members of the audience to tears. 

His recitation of verses from Surat Ar-Rahman (The Beneficent, The Mercy Giving) of the Quran during the stage of the competition when each participant was given seven minutes to showcase his talent went down especially well with those assembled.

The other contestants in the fray were from Yemen, Mauritania, Libya, and Somalia.

Speaking to Gulf News, other participants at the event recalled how they had pursued their Quran studies. Senoussi Daoud from Chad said he had memorised the Quran along with his three siblings in a Khalwa, a traditional mosque school in Africa.

The 20-year-old is a high school student at a public school that imparts the Saudi curriculum.

"Memorising the Quran is part of one's cultural upbringing in Chad. Most people in my hometown memorise the Quran," said Daoud.

Solidarity

He told Gulf News the Khalwa also served as key centres of education for those wanting to learn the Arabic language.

"Everyone in the Khalwa shares equally what is available. The values and the experiences of the Khalwa help to forge a solidarity among its members which lasts for a lifetime," said Senoussi.

Ahmedou Salem Taleb, a 21-year-old participant from Mauritania, said students used a lawlah, a small wooden tablet, to take notes while memorising the Quran back in his home country and generally across North Africa.

Students would then repeat what they memorised around 300 times-using the Misbah (counting beads), he said.


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Alhamdulillah! May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless Mohammad bin Ahmad Zahid with the best of this life and in the hereafter. 

Ameen!

This is the kind of achievements that Malaysia should be proud of instead of bragging about the longest this, highest that, biggest roti canai, etc.!!!

We have lots of bright sparks in this country. Unfortunately we are also saddled with the lousiest politicians both sides of the political theatre and from their actions, this country is now in danger of going to the dogs!

May Allah Azza Wa Jalla save us from these gone crazy fellows!

Ameen!

9 comments:

ES said...

Tahniah kepada adik Mohammad bin Ahmad Zaid.

Satu kejayaan yang membanggakan untuk semua rakyat Malaysia.

Semuga warga kita lebih ramai menempa kecemerlangan di bidang masing-masing di dalam dan di luar negara.

Anonymous said...

salaam tuan. adik Muhammad memang seorang yg istimewa, hasil didikan ayah dan ibu yang punya visi terpuji. kami sempat berimamkan beliau semalam d majlis iftar bersama komuniti malaysia d dubai. beliau menjuarai kategori suara terbaik (ada beberapa kategori dalam Dubai International Holy Quran Award - yang mengumpulkan Hafidz muda dari seluruh dunia). juara keseluruhannya jatuh pada Hafidz dari Yaman.

catatan ringkas d www.dperantauan.com

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum..

boleh saya tahu di mana saya boleh dapatkan rakaman bacaan adik nie..saya dah search tapi tak berhasil...

MAHAGURU58 said...

es,
Sama samalah kita mendoakan kejayaan anak muda ini supaya tercapai cita citanya untuk menjadi seorang ulama yang berkesan.
Amin.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam mhasnol,

Alhamdulillah! Sejuk hati saya mendapat berita ini melihat seorang anak muda negara kita mencapai kejayaan yang amat membanggakan ini diluar negara.

Sekiranya hasnol ada links kepada video rakaman musabaqah Al Quran itu yang memaparkan pembacaan Mohammad Ahmad Zahid, harap dapat emelkan kepada saya.

mahaguru58@gmail.com

Terimakasih.

Wassalamualaikum wr wb.

MAHAGURU58 said...

Wa'alaikumsalam cheedah,

Saya juga sedang mencari rakaman video tersebut.

Jika saya berjaya menjumpainya, akan saya maklumkan kepada cheedah dan memuatnaik ke artikel yang berkenaan, Insya Allah.

Wassalamualaikum wr wb.

Anonymous said...

salaam tuan, Adik Muhammad Ahmad Zahid, the Malaysian champ - the exclusive interview and short recitation session boleh d capai d www.malaysian-uae.com and www.dperantauan.com

zaini said...

ya allah, bergenang air mata saya..adik ini selalu saya jumpa di masjid tempat saya..pernah satu hari selesai solat magrib saya bersalaman dengan dia, pantas dia ingin mengucup tangan saya..tetapi saya tarik kerana rasakan dirinya amat tinggi darjat nya berbanding saya..

setiap hari selepas solat magrib anak ini akan mengambil alquran dan duduk disudut masjid bersama bapanya(mungkin) dan 2-3 orang rakan..

saya bangga dengan anak ini..saya pernah berhajat untuk menjadikan anak lelaki saya seperti nya...insyaallah...tahnih adik muhammad.

Mohammad Imran Basri said...

salam...

recording dia ada dijual di pasaran
=)