SHAFAQNA- The University of Baghdad in Iraq played host to a Quran recitation session on Wednesday.
According to Qaaf news agency, it was held at the Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Hall of the university’s Faculty of Humanities.
It came after a meeting of a delegation from the Quran office of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units, known as Hashd al-Shaabi, with the faculty’s officials.
Abu Ahmed al-Baghdadi, an official with the office, said that he presented a report about the activities of the Quran office during the meeting.
He added that the meeting was part of efforts to promote the Quranic culture among university students and in academic centers.
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.