News ID: 155447
Published: 0719 GMT July 22, 2016

Young Pakistanis attend Najaf Qur'anic session

Young Pakistanis attend Najaf Qur'anic session

A number of Pakistani children and teenagers who are reciters and memorizers of the Qur'an took part in recitation session at the holy shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH) in Najaf, Iraq.

According to the Astan (custodianship) of the holy shrine, 30 young Pakistani Qur'an activists attended the session.

Nasser Abbas, an official with the Astan, said the children and teenagers are members of Jamran Qur'anic Institute in Pakistan.

He added that the Astan has covered the expenses of their pilgrimage to Iraq.

Wisal Heydar, director of Jamran Qur'anic Institute, thanked Astan officials for hosting the Pakistani Qur'an activists and said they were honored to participate in the Qur'anic session at the holy shrine.

He further noted that Jamran Qur'anic Institute, in the city of Karachi, holds courses on memorization and recitation of the Qur'an.

He said some 500 children and teenagers have so far learned the entire Qur'an by heart at the institute.

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