Ibrahim Bumelha, Chairman of the Award Organising Committee, told Islam Newsroom - "Sheikh Yusuf Estes was chosen from a group of nominees for his unremitting efforts to spread and preach Islam's tolerant teachings and values in the West"
When Sheikh Yusuf was told of his selection, he quickly said he did not consider himself even qualified to receive such an award, especially since he has not completed his memorization of the entire Quran as of yet.
Sheikh Yusuf only agreed to accept the award after learning it was not just about memorizing or reciting Quran, but the propagation of the true and beautiful message contained within the Holy Quran. Even then, he commented that his volunteers and workers around the world deserved the credit and requested this be mentioned in any ceremony.
Estes also expressed his thanks and gratitude to Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and to the award's organising committee members for their interest and support of his newest project to show true and peaceful Islam in America - Guide US TV, the first satellite TV channel for Islam in the U.S. and Canada.
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The Guide US TV project has been a dream and dedication for Sheikh Yusuf for the last 10 years. "Just seeing it come to reality 17 months ago has been a dream come true, by the permission of Allah. And this is the honor I appreciate so much - from Allah"says Sheikh Yusuf.
He also stated, "I do not deserve any special recognition for doing what Allah has created me to do - that is to propagate the worship of Allah by all humans and jinn. There are many people far more deserving of this than me. However, I will accept this on behalf of all of those many brothers and sisters around the world joining me in this grand effort."
The award presentation with be conducted in the month of Ramadhan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and will be posted on Sheikh Yusuf page on Facebook and on www.IslamEvents.com/yusuf
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