Intl. Holy Quran Exhibition kicks off in Tehran

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Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri opened the 25th International Holy Quran Exhibition at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla on Monday.

Copies of the Holy Quran published by various Iranian and international publishers are on display in the exhibit that will be running until June 16.

The exhibit, which is held during the holy month of Ramadan every year, coincides with the death anniversary of Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran this year, and the organizers have arranged sections to highlight Imam Khomeini and the Quran.

A special division has also been dedicated to top translations and interpretations of the Holy Quran by Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Abdolkarim Musavi Ardebili and Mohammad Vaez-Zadeh Khorasani.

According to the Deputy Culture Minister Mohammadreza Heshmati, a number of figures active in promoting the Quran will be honored during the exhibit in a ceremony that will be attended by President Hassan Rouhani.

The screening of a documentary on Toshihiko Izutsu (1914–1993), a Japanese philosopher who had many publications on Islam and other religions, is among the highlights of the exhibition, Heshmati previously had said in a press conference held ahead of the exhibit.

Groups of artists from Iran and other countries are expected to attend the exhibition to hold workshops.

In addition, numerous exhibitions have been organized in 200 other Iranian cities concurrent with the Tehran exhibit.

The international section is also due to open on June 7 and will be running for five days.

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