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CAIR-MN Congratulates Minnesota Teen Winner of World’s Largest Quran Memorization Competition

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 6/6/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today congratulated local Muslim-American student Ahmad Burhan from the Abubakar Mosque in South Minneapolis who won the world’s largest and most prestigious Quran-reading contest.

[MEDIA NOTE: Later today at 9:30 pm at the Minneapolis International Airport (terminal 1), community members from the community will gather to welcome Burhan, his father and teacher who accompanied him on the trip.]

Burhan faced competition from 103 other students at the June 5 event in Dubai. The first prize award came with check valued at $68,000. Burhan also won 2017 US National Quran competition.  

VIDEO: International first winner AHMAD BURHAN American in Dubai Quran Competition 2018

“All Minnesotans should be proud of the accomplishments of Burhan, who represented our state and our nation it this International Quran Competition,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.

He noted that in addition to Burhan, there are many other Minnesota Muslim teens who have excelled in Quran competitions across the world and in the US national competitions. Our Minnesota delegation has taken 90 percent or more in each of the past few years competition.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, 

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