According to the Dar-ol-Quran Center of the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein (AS) Holy Shrine, all of the women are graduates of a Quranic course organized by the center.
They are representing the center at the competition, Amal al-Matouri, head of its women’s department said.
She noted that the preliminary round was held with the participation of women from Karbala, Al Diwaniyah, Basra, Muthanna and Babil.
She said this round was held at the Dar-ol-Quran Center in Karbala in the category of memorization of the Quran.
According to al-Matouri, the National Quranic Sciences Center affiliated to Iraq’s Shia Awqaf Department organizes the competition.
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.