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Center Offers Quranic Lessons to Above 30,000 Women Pilgrims During Arbaeen

15:12 - September 19, 2022
News ID: 3480548
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A specialized Quran center for women in Iraq has offered lessons to more than 30,000 individuals during the Arbaeen procession.

 

The Women Quran Center affiliated to the Astan (Custodianship) of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine in Karbala offered the services with the help of numerous Quran experts in the Arab country.

Fatemeh al-Mousavi, head of the center, said on Sunday that various Quranic programs had been planned since the start of the Arbaeen walk.

The programs included cultural and educational sessions, teaching correct reading of small Surahs such as Al-Fatiha, and question and answer meetings, she added.

The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

It marks the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (AS). This year’s Arbaeen fell on September 17.

Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

The pilgrims, mainly from Iraq and Iran, travel long routes on foot to the holy city.

The members of Iran’s Noor Convoy perform different Quranic and religious programs, including recitation of the Quran, Adhan (call to prayers), and Tawasheeh on the road between Najaf and Karbala during the Arbaeen march.

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