‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’

Updated 13 November 2014
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‘Muslims must pool talent for Ummah’

Former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist and Madinah expansion project consultant Abdul Salam emphasized on the need for centers of national excellence in Muslim countries.
He said that these centers of excellence would cater to the development of huge human resources and convert them into a diverse talent pool serving the purposes of the Ummah at large.
He hailed the ongoing works of the Knowledge Economic City in Madinah saying that such enormous projects are the need of the hour and will serve as a gateway to the age of enlightenment and prosperity.
The Indian scientist turned educationist, is also the CEO of Markaz Knowledge City, the biggest education-focused integrated city in south India near Calicut in Kerala.
He asserted that during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the holy city not only had economic activities, but also imparted education.
“The Knowledge City aims to serve the Kingdom’s economic diversification by reviving Madinah’s role as a center of Islamic knowledge and the hub of cumulative global knowledge as well as a cultural center,” Salam said.


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.