Iraq-Based Dar-ol-Quran Center opens branch in Damascus

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The Dar-ol-Quran center of Imam Hussein (AS) holy shrine in Karbala, Iraq, launched its branch in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

According to the website of the holy shrine, the branch is located near the holy shrine of Hazrat Zaynab (SA).

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Sheikh Hassan Mansouri, director of the center, said the branch will organize Quranic and religious programs, including a Quran teacher training course and Quran recitation programs during the holy month of Ramadan.

The ceremony coincided with the closing of a course held for male and female Quran teachers in Damascus.  

The Dar-ol-Quran center has previously launched branches in other countries, including Lebanon, Indonesia, Iran and a number of African countries.

Quranic activities have significantly developed in Iraq since the 2003 overthrow of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

There has been a growing trend of Quranic programs such as competitions, recitation sessions and educational programs held in the country in recent years.