Malam AbdurRahman Ahmad Salis, a pilgrim from Kaduna state has won a Qur’anic recitation competition organised at the Grand Mosque in Makka, Saudi Arabia.
According to Daily Trust, Malam AbdurRahman, 24, had earlier won the Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
His victory is coming a month after a three-year-old Nigerian boy also from Kaduna state, made Nigeria proud in a similar competition.
Muhammad Shamsuddeen Aliyu not only memorised the entire Holy Quran, but also emerged one of the winners of an international competition in Saudi Arabia.
The chairman of Kaduna state standing committee on Qur’anic Recitation, Dr Bello AbdulKadir expressed his delight in Malam AbdurRahman’s victory in the competition.
Speaking to journalists n Saudi Arabia, Dr AbdulKadir noted that the 400-level physics student of Kaduna State University has done Nigeria proud in the Holy Land.
Dr AbdulKadir revealed that Malam AbduRrahman was sponsored for Hajj by the Kaduna state government due to his victorious outing at the last Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition.
He was said to have enrolled for a special programme at the Grand Mosque after the pilgrimage.
His words:“The programme was open to all and sundry, including workers at the Holy mosque, security agencies and pilgrims as well as anyone that is interested in improving his knowledge of the Qur’an.”
Reacting to his victory, AbduRrahman said that he was elated with the award and promised to impart what he has learnt to others when he returns to Nigeria.
AbduRrahman had earlier represented Nigeria for similar competitions in Tanzania in 2013, Iran in 2014 and several other Islamic countries, where he equally performed well and won titles.
He started his Qur’anic Education at Abdullahi Ibn Abbas Islamic School at Tudun Wada Kaduna.