A Nigerian woman has been crowned Miss World Muslimah 2013.

Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola was awarded the accolade at the third annual event in Jakarta, Indonesia.

"We're just trying to show the world that Islam is beautiful," the 21-year-old told Agence France-Press on Wednesday.

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Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola Has Been Crowned Miss World Muslimah 2013

"It was not really about competition," she added.

Ajibola, who wept and dropped to her knees while reciting verses from the Quran, was awarded with prize money of £1,365 and trips to Mecca and India.

The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assesses not only the appearance of contestants, but also their piety and religious knowledge.

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  • World Muslimah 2012 Nina Septiani of Indonesia, right, helps Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria to stand as she reacts after being named World Muslimah 2013 during the 3rd Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria waves after being named World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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    Indonesian parliament member Wardatul Asriah, second right, places a sash on Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria after she was named World Muslimah 2013, as World Muslimah 2012 Nina Septiani of Indonesia , right, looks on, during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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    Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria, right, weeps as she is congratulated by her compatriot Aisha Aderonke Adeshina after being named World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola

    World Muslimah 2012 Nina Septiani of Indonesia, right, crowns Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria after being named World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola

    Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola, right, kisses the floor after being named World Muslimah 2013, as runner up Noor Aspasia of Indonesia, left, applauds, during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

  • Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola

    Obabiyi Aishah Ajibola of Nigeria drops to her knees upon being named World Muslimah 2013 during the third Annual Award of World Muslimah in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The annual pageant, held exclusively for Muslim women, assessed not only contestants' appearance but also their piety and religious knowledge. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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    A contestant of the Muslimah World pageant holds a copy of the Koran (C) while they prepare backstage for the grand final of the contest in Jakarta on September 18, 2013. The finale of a beauty pageant exclusively for Muslim women will take place in the Indonesian capital on September 18, in a riposte to the Miss World contest in Bali that has drawn fierce opposition from Islamic radicals. AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Miss World pageant contestants leave Bali International Convention Center after a rehearsal in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant is currently underway as protests by Muslim hard-liners has confined the event to Indonesia's predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Malene Riis Sorensen, Joely Bernat

    Miss Denmark Malene Riis Sorensen, left, and Miss Dominican Republic Joely Bernat look at their mobile phone as they leave Bali International Convention Center after a rehearsal in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant is currently underway as protests by Muslim hard-liners has confined the event to Indonesia's predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Miss World pageant contestants leave Bali International Convention Center after a rehearsal in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant is currently underway as protests by Muslim hard-liners has confined the event to Indonesia's predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

  • Miss World pageant contestants leave Bali International Convention Center after a rehearsal in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. The 63rd edition of the Miss World pageant is currently underway as protests by Muslim hard-liners has confined the event to Indonesia's predominantly Hindu resort island of Bali. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

The contest saw participants from 20 countries take part, including Bangladesh, Malaysia, Brunei and Iran.

A single U.S finalist - Ainee Fatima from Chicago - withdrew from the competition on 13 September, citing her father's ill health.

The pageant was held ahead the upcoming Miss World competition, which has drawn protests from hardline Indonesian Muslim groups.

It final had been due to be held in a venue near Jakarta, but will now take place in Bali.