Our dear miss Obabiyi Aisha Ajibola tearfully prayed and recited Koranic verses as she won the beauty
pageant exclusively for Muslim women in the Indonesian capital
Wednesday, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger.

20 finalists were all required to wear headscarves, put on a glittering show for the final of Muslimah World, strolling up and down a catwalk in elaborately embroidered dresses
and stilettos.

The contestants from six countries were covered from head to foot, and as well as
beauty they were judged on how well they recited Koranic verses and their views on Islam in the
modern world.

After a show in front of an audience of mainly religious
scholars and devout Muslims, a panel of judges picked Obabiyi
Aishah Ajibola from Nigeria as the winner.
While the event in a Jakarta shopping mall paled in comparison to Miss World on the
resort island of Bali, in which scores of contestants are
competing, Ajibola was nevertheless overwhelmed.

Upon hearing her name, the 21- year-old knelt down and prayed, then wept as she recited a Koranic verse.

She said it was “thanks to almighty Allah” that she had won the contest. She received 25 million rupiah ($2,200) and trips to Mecca and India as prizes. [AFP]
Wow congrats to her

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