News ID: 113207
Publish Date : 10 March 2023 - 21:35

Int’l Holy Qur’an Exhibition to Be Held in Tehran

TEHRAN – The Imam Khomeini (RA) Mosalla (prayer hall) will host the 30th edition of the Tehran International Holy Qur’an Exhibition, as it did in previous years, an official said.
Speaking at a Qur’an Radio program, Muhammad Mehdi Aziz-Zadeh, who heads the permanent secretariat of the Quran exhibitions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, added that a greater area of the Mosalla will be devoted to the expo this year, noting that there will be a 30% rise in area compared to last year’s edition.
He said the exhibition will be launched on April 1 (which will likely be the 9th day of Ramadan) and run until April 15.
According to the official, invitations have been sent by the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance to different countries for participation at the Qur’anic event and so far six countries have announced their readiness.
He also said that after calls were issued for new ideas and suggestion for better organizing the international event, different ideas were received by the organizing committee, two of which were decided to be implemented in this year’s exhibition.
The two ideas are related to the children and teenagers section of the exhibition, Aziz-Zadeh noted.
He further noted that this year’s exhibition will include a food festival which features the traditional foods, sweets, and beverages from different parts of the country that are special for the holy month.
The Tehran International Qur’an Exhibition is annually organized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in the holy month of Ramadan.
The exhibition is aimed at promoting Qur’anic concepts and developing Qur’anic activities.
It showcases the latest Qur’anic achievements in the country as well as a variety of products dedicated to the promotion of the Holy Book.
In 2020 the expo was called off and in 2021 it was held virtually due to the coronavirus restrictions in the country.
After the pandemic eased, the Qur’anic event was held in person again in April 2022 with the motto of “The Qur’an, Book of Hope and Calm”.