Culture Minister Salehi, envoys of Islamic countries meet

March 12, 2019

TEHRAN – Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi met with a number of diplomats of the Islamic countries in his office in Tehran on Tuesday.

The minister talked about the high status of the Holy Quran among the Muslim nation and said, “Different IRIB channels, news agencies and newspapers have various programs to introduce Quranic teachings.”

He added that 30 universities across Iran are teaching topics related to Quran.

He also noted that over 5,000 MA and Ph.D. theses on Quranic topics and about 40,000 books on the Quran have been published in Iran over the past few decades.

Pointing to the activities of the Quranic institutes in Iran, Salehi said that about 8,000 Quran studies centers are active in the villages, and many Quran reciting sessions are being held by people in their homes.

He also said that several Quranic exhibits are organized across Iran every year and invited the Islamic countries to take part in the 35th International Quran Competition, which will open in Tehran within the next month with reciters and memorizers from over 70 countries.

The meeting came to an end by unveiling a number of Quranic periodicals published by the culture ministry in Persian, Arabic and English.

Photo: Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi (7th R) and envoys of Islamic countries hold Iranian Quranic periodicals during a meeting in Tehran on March 12, 2019. (MCIG)

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