11:21 - July 25, 2016
News ID: 3460494
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Secretary of the 18th Quranic-scholarly festival of Jameat-ul-Quran Institute said several foreign Quran activists will be among the participants at the event.

Mohammad Reza Kargar told IQNA that the festival will be held on August 1-4 in the institute’s branch in the central city of Yazd.

He said there will be 400 Iranian Quran activists as well as 26 from other countries, including India, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Chad, and Tajikistan at the festival’s contest.

It will be held in such categories as Quran recitation, memorization, Tarteel recitation and Ashan (call to prayers), Kargar added.

He also noted that this edition of the festival will be organized in commemoration of Hassan Danesh, an internationally-known Quran reciter from Yazd who died, along with over 460 other Iranians, in a crush of pilgrims in Mina, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, last year.

Thousands of pilgrims died on September 24, 2015, in the crush in Mina during the Hajj pilgrimage.

The incident marked the worst ever tragedy during Hajj.

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