Quran Supreme Council competition arbitrators scheduled for Iraq


TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Union of Koranic Societies and Institutes of Iraq has voted to create a Supreme Council of Arbitrators for Koranic competitions in the country.

The council will be set up to help Quran experts serving as referees in Quran contests and resolve their issues and problems, according to the Qafqn.org website.

It will also organize specialized programs, workshops and forums to improve members’ skills and expertise, said Sayed Sajjad al-Baaj, deputy director of the union.

He said the council would also grant permissions and official documents to those who wish to serve as referees in local, national and international Quran competitions.

The Union of Quranic Societies and Institutes of Iraq is an umbrella organization that oversees the activities of more than 280 Quranic societies and centers across the country.

Led by Salih Khalad al-Dareiei, it organized several national Quran competitions and festivals every year.

Quranic activities have developed considerably in Iraq since the overthrow in 2003 of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

There has been an increasing trend of Quranic programs such as competitions, recitation sessions and educational programs held in the country in recent years.

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