News ID: 113468
Publish Date : 17 March 2023 - 21:36

Dar-ol-Qur’an Plans 2,500 Recitation Circles in Ramadan

TEHRAN – Iran’s Dar-ol-Quran al-Karim Organization plans to hold 2,500 Qur’an recitation circles in the country during the upcoming holy month of Ramadan.
Hojat-ol-Islam Ali Taqizadeh, head of the organization, made the remark at a press conference held here on the Qur’anic programs planned for the holy month.
He said the organization and other Qur’anic bodies consider Ramadan to be the peak of their Qur’anic activities, adding that efforts will be made to hold more Qur’anic events this Ramadan, especially in the areas of Quran interpretation and contemplating the Holy Book.
The cleric said the main focus of the Qur’anic activities in this year’s Ramadan will be Surah Muhammad of the Holy Book and a campaign dubbed “Muhammad (PBUH); Prophet of Goodness”.
Hojat-ol-Islam Taqizadeh said the Surah’s atmosphere of spirituality and hope and the good news God gives believers in this chapter are among the reasons why it was chosen as the pivot of Qur’anic programs for this Ramadan.
The “Muhammad (PBUH); Prophet of Goodness” will be held with the cooperation of a number of other organizations like the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, and Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization, he noted.
The campaign includes Qur’an interpretation sessions featuring the verses of the Surah, book reading contests, etc, he went on to say.
Ramadan (which is likely to start on March 23 this year) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.
It is a period of prayer, fasting, charity giving and self–accountability for Muslims around the world.
The Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) heart in this month.
During Ramadan, Muslims fast (abstain from foods and drinks) from sunrise to sunset.
They also devote a considerable amount of time during this month to reading and contemplating the Quran.
In Iran, various Qur’anic programs, including exhibitions, Qur’anic circles, Qur’an interpretation sessions and competitions are held every year in the holy month.