Mohamed Mukhtar Gomaa said imams join worshippers in the Quranic programs that are organized by the Awqaf ministry, Cairo24.com website reported.
He said in a post on his Facebook page that they are part of efforts by the ministry aimed at returning Quranic activities to mosques and promoting the teachings and concepts of the Holy Book.
He added that the programs have begun in a number of mosques and will soon be held in other mosques across the country.
According to Gomaa, special Quranic circles for women are also going to get underway in 10 mosques, mostly in Cairo, under the supervision of the Awqaf ministry.
Women can take part in the programs one day a week, he said, hoping that they would lead to an increase in women’s participation in Quranic, Islamic and cultural programs.
Egypt is a country in North Africa with a population of around 100 million.
Muslims account for around 90 percent of the country’s total population.
Quranic activities are very common in the Arab country and many of the Muslim world’s top qaris in the past and present have been Egyptian.