AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran’s Dar-ol-Quran al-Karim Organization plans to hold 2,500 Quran 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 in Tehran on Wednesday on the Quranic programs planned for the holy month.
He said the organization and other Quranic bodies consider Ramadan to be the peak of their Quranic activities, adding that efforts will be made to hold more Quranic events this Ramadan, especially in the areas of Quran interpretation and contemplating the Holy Book.
The cleric said the main focus of the Quranic 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 added that 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 Quranic 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 Quran 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 Quran 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 Quranic programs, including exhibitions, Quranic circles, Quran interpretation sessions and competitions are held every year in the holy month.