A Quranic sciences center for women was launched by the holy shrine of Imam Hussein, peace be upon him, in Karbala, Iraq, on May 10.
According media, Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalayi, the custodian of the holy shrine, said in the opening ceremony of the new Quranic center, named Lady Zahra, peace be upon her, that women’s participation in Quranic activities shows that they also pay attention to religious affairs.
Noting that “the purpose of learning the Quran and religious injunctions should be clearly explained, stressing that the purpose is to act upon the Quranic teachings in life.”
The director of the Quranic center also addressed the program, saying that the center will hold courses for 240 students aged 15 to 45.
Most of the participants in the courses will be from different provinces of Iraq and there will be some students from Saudi Arabia and Nigeria, she added.
The foreign students will receive free education and accommodation and top students will be awarded a pilgrimage trip to the holy shrine of Imam Ridha, peace be upon him, in holy Mashhad.