17:02 - January 18, 2020
News ID: 3470385
TEHRAN (IQNA) – An Iranian Quranic official suggested that Iran’s next international Quran contest be named after Martyr Qassem Soleimani.


Seyed Ali Sarabi made the proposal in a gathering held in Tehran on Saturday to coordinate Quranic programs in commemoration of the martyr.

Sarabi also urged that people’s role should be enhanced in the Quranic sessions and programs being organized to commemorate Martyr Soleimani.

On January 3, US assassination drones killed Lieutenant General Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), among others, after targeting their vehicles in Baghdad. The terror attack took place under the direction of Trump, with the US Department of Defense taking responsibility for the strike.

Both commanders were admired by Muslim nations for eliminating the US-sponsored Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

Iran’s Awqaf and Charity Affairs Organization annually organizes the international Quran competition with the participation of Quran activists from various countries.

The 37th edition of the contest will be held in Mashhad, northeast Iran, April.

Quran reciters and memorizers from over 80 countries took part in the 36th edition, held in Tehran in April 2019.

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