The award-winning candidate of Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition, Malam AbdurRahman Ahmad Salis has has again won laurels for Nigeria in Saudi Arabia, in a Competition that was organised at the Grand Mosque in Makka.
Speaking to journalists on Wednesday , the Chairman of Kaduna State Standing Committee on Qur’anic Recitation, Dr Bello AbdulKadir said that the 24 year old AbduRrahman has done the nation proud in the Holy Land.
According to him, AbduRrahman was sponsored for Hajj because he came tops during the last Maltina National Qur’anic Recitation Competition but enrolled for a special programme at the Grand Mosque after the pilgrimage.
Dr Abdulkadir said that the programme included reciting the Qur’an in the correct phonology and studying the science of the Holy Book.
“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 “, he further said.
The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Qur’anic Recitation added that at the end of the programme, Kaduna State – born AbduRrahman Salis emerged the best student and was awarded several certificates.
AbduRrahman had earlier represented Nigeria for a World Qur’anic Competition in Tanzania in 2013, Iran in 2014 and several other Islamic countries, where he had brought glory to the country.
In his comment, AbduRrahman said that he is elated with the award and he promised to impart what he has learnt to others when he returns to Nigeria.