Dagestan wins world Quran-readers’ contest

14-year-old Bilyal Abdulkhalikov of Novy Kostek in the Khasavyurtovsky District of Dagestan has won the international contest of Quran readers in Bahrain, RIA Dagestan reports.

43 countries took part in the contest. The winner will be congratulated by Ravil Gaynutdinov, Chairman of the Mufti Council of Russia and the Muslim Administration of the European part of Russia.

The international contest in Bahrain was initiated under support of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdelaziz Al Saud.