According to Qaaf news agency, the center launched the
branch in line with its efforts to develop Quranic activities.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of prominent
Quran reciters, including Iranian Qari Hamid Shakernejad, Qari of Imam Hussein
(AS) holy shrine Osama Karbalayi and Qari of Kadhimiya holy shrines Sayyid
Abdul Karim Qassim.
Also present were directors of a number of Quranic
institutes in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities as well as local officials and
The Dar-ol-Quran center holds various programs aimed at
promoting the teachings and values of the Holy Quran.
It has numerous branches in Iraq as well as other countries
such as Iran, Indonesia and Lebanon.