3 Million Students Attend Quranic Circles Held in Commemoration of Gaza Martyrs

10:56 - April 09, 2024
News ID: 3487874
IQNA – Quran recitation programs were held Monday in over 20,000 schools in Iran and a number of other countries to commemorate teenage martyrs of Gaza.

School students attend Quranic program held in commemoration of Gaza’s teenage martyrs


Mikaeil Baqeri, director general of the Iranian Education Ministry’s Quran, Etrat and Prayers Department, told IQNA that some 3 million school students took part in the Quranic events.

They were organized simultaneously, starting at 9 AM on Monday, he noted.

A number of schools in 12 other countries such as India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Senegal, Denmark and Sierra Leone, also hosted the Quranic circles, he said.

The programs included recitation of verses from the Quran and interpretation and explanation of the meanings of the verses, Baqeri stated.

He further referred to the Quranic Plan “Living with Verses”, being held during the holy month of Ramadan and said that, as part of the plan, the students also chorally recited Verse 18 of Surah Al-Hashr: “Believers, fear Allah. Let every soul look to what it has forwarded for the future, and fear Allah, for Allah is Aware of the things you do.”

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Baqeri thanked the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) and the Pouya TV channel for properly covering the Quranic events.

Since the start of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023, more than 33,000 people, mostly women and children have been killed by the Zionist regime.

Among those martyred in Gaza over the six months of Israeli aggression are many teenagers and school students.