Pilgrims have warmly embraced the activities of some stations that offer lessons on correct reading of the Holy Quran.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Pilgrims have warmly embraced the activities of some stations that offer lessons on correct reading of the Holy Quran.
Run by al-Abbas's (AS) Holy Shrine, the centers offer free lessons to pilgrims on the correct reading of short Surahs like Al-Fatiha.
This is the 9th consecutive year that Al-Abbas's (AS) Holy Shrine is offering this service during Arbaeen. Some 1 million pilgrims have already benefited from the services in the past eight years, Al-Kafeel Global Network reported.
The stations are situated in different areas including Al-Muthanna, Diwaniyah, Babil, and Baghdad governorates.
Sheikh Jawad Al-Nasrawi, director of Quranic teachings at al-Abbas's (AS) Holy Shrine, earlier said that the target population is mainly the elderly and those who could not finished their education.
Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
This year, Arbaeen falls on September 27.