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Quranic Center for Women in Karbala Resumes Activities

14:03 - September 22, 2022
News ID: 3480589
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Quranic center for women at the holy shrine of Hazrat Abbas (AS) in Karbala resumed its daily activities.

Women taking Quranic courses

 

The center opened its doors after a few weeks of closure during the Arbaeen season, according to the website of the Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine.

Manar al-Jabouri, director of the center, said it welcomes women Quran learners in the morning and afternoon courses.

She said the center will continue its activities more vigorously and plans to launch new Quranic courses for women.

Jabouri noted that all of the Quranic courses organized by the center are free and it even provides free transportation services for the learners.

During the Arbaeen season, which ended last week, the Astan of Hazrat Abbas (AS) holy shrine held various Quranic programs for the pilgrims taking part in the Arbaeen rituals.

Millions of black-clad pilgrims gathered at Imam Hussein’s (AS) holy shrine in Karbala on Saturday to culminate a week-long procession in commemoration of the 40th day after the martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) grandson, who was killed along with his companions during the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

Men, women, teens and elders came together in the Iraqi city to pay tribute and renew their allegiance to Imam Hussein (AS), who is the all-time icon of fighting injustice, oppression and despotism.

The Arbaeen annual event, which is one of the largest religious congregations in the world, brings together a deluge of Imam Hussein’s (AS) lovers and devotees from various nationalities who undertake an 80-km walk between the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.

The tradition, which attracts millions of people from across the world every year, is meant to sympathize with Imam Hussein (AS) on the pains he endured in the event of Karbala, where he and 72 of his companions were brutally slaughtered by Yazid’s army.

 

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