A total of 16 Quranic teams from 10 provinces of the Arab country have attended the competition at the holy mausoleum of Hazrat Abbas (AS).
Each team consists of a Qari, a Quran memorizer and a Mufassir (specialized in interpreting the Quran.
Organized by the Quranic Projects Center, affiliated to the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship), the contest will run until the 15th day of the holy month of Ramadan.
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.