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Ratlam boy wins third prize at Jeddah Quran memorization contest
Monday July 6, 2015 0:22 AM, IINA

Jeddah Quran Contest

A nine-year-old Indian Muslim boy from Ratlam city, in the northwestern part of the Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh state of central India, has won the third place in international Qur'an competition held in Jeddah recently.

"My son Amir bagged the third place by reciting Qur'an in the international competition, which was held under the supervision of Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Jeddah on June 29," Mohammad Raees, Imam of a mosque, told Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.

Securing the third place among 2,000 contestants, young Amir was awarded a shield, 9000 riyals and an appreciation letter as prize on achieving the rare feat.

The rare achievement followed Amir’s efforts to learn the Qur'an by heart at the age of seven after 18 months of working on it.

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