The Organizing Committee of the Dubai International Prize for the Holy Quran announced the selection of the Al Maktoum Charitable Organization, the Islamic Personality of the Year for the award’s twenty-fourth session, “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Session”. Advisor to His Highness the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Dubai International Prize for the Holy Quran, Counselor Ibrahim Boumelha, said in a press conference on the sidelines of the International Competition for the Holy Qur’an, that this selection comes in recognition of the authority’s pioneering role in the humanitarian and cultural fields, since he established it in 1997. The late, God Almighty, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Boumelha added: “Giving and supporting humanitarian work locally, regionally and internationally is one of the most prominent features of the Al Maktoum Charitable Organization.
For his part, a member of the organizing committee, head of the award’s media unit, Ahmed Al-Zahid, said: “(The Al Maktoum Charitable Organization) has white hands all over the world and won the award for its clear humanitarian and charitable efforts in all fields, including the educational, health, relief and cultural fields since it was founded by the late Sheikh Hamdan. Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, may God have mercy on him in 1997, where the Commission provided a bright tomorrow for thousands of orphans and the underprivileged in various parts of the world and provided educational opportunities for the deprived of education, especially in the African continent, more than 50 high schools and university colleges in 25 African countries, all of which found an unrivaled turnout of officials. The people there and became one of the best and strongest educational institutions, and students graduated from them who occupied important positions and scientific centers in their countries.
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