According to Sheikh Jawad Al-Nasrawi, director of Quranic teachings at al-Abbas's (AS) Holy Shrine, the institute has opened the first center in Al-Muthanna Governorate. The center will teach Arbaeen pilgrims the correct reading of short Surahs like Al-Fatiha.
Similar centers will also be opened in Diwaniyah, Babil, and Baghdad governorates and in Al-Hindiya and Karbala, he said, Al-Kafeel Global Network reported.
Such centers open early year as millions of pilgrims start the great Arbaeen March, he said, adding that the target population is mainly the elderly and those who could not finished their education.
This is the 9th consecutive year that Al-Abbas's (AS) Holy Shrine is offering this service during Arbaeen. Some 1 million pilgrims have already benefited from the services in the past eight years.
Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
This year, Arbaeen falls on September 27.