According to the Astan’s website, 510 people have taken the courses, being held for men.
Ahmed Shalaka al-Shimri, an official with the Quran Center, said the idea of holding the courses online was raised after a ban on gatherings that led to the closure of onsite classes of the center.
He said the courses include lessons on Quran recitation, memorization, and Quranic sciences.
They are supervised by a number of instructors of the center, al-Shimri went on to say.
Quranic activities have significantly developed in Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of former dictator Saddam Hussein.
There has been a growing trend of Quranic programs such as competitions, recitation sessions and educational programs held in the country in recent years.
But the coronavirus outbreak has made it difficult for holding such programs and many of them have gone online.