Juma Al Majid, a prominent businessman, has been awarded the title of the Islamic Personality of the Year. The title was awarded to him at the 23rd edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA).
Al Majid is also known for his philanthropic initiatives and projects. The conferring of the award was announced, yesterday and coincided with the first evening of the annual Quran contest by Ebrahim Mohammad Bu Melha, Adviser to the Ruler of Dubai for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs and Head of DIHQA Organising Committee.
Al Majid is renowned to be a self-made man, raising himself from being a humble grocer to one of the most well-known business magnates in the UAE. His service to Islamic values and contribution to charitable initiatives have also earned him the distinction of being the Islamic Personality of the Year. During the event, there were more than 90 contestants from all over the globe.