0947 GMT October 07, 2022
Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili said that holding Qur’an exhibitions and festivals specialized for women is on the agenda of the ministry.
The minister made the statement in a meeting on the sidelines of the 29th International Holy Qur’an Exhibition, IRNA wrote.
The exhibition is being held in-person after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 outbreak in the country, he said, adding that the festival’s organizers are pleased to include various sections for different age groups.
Speaking about the significance of women’s cultural activities, he said, “Today, women have progressed as much as men in terms of Qur’an-related activities.”
Pointing out that women’s Qur’anic institutes should form distinctive identities of their own, Esmaeili said, “With their identities better in line with women's Qur’anic activities, they can more move forward in a more goal-oriented fashion.”
These Qur’anic programs must be held in all Iranian provinces, he said, noting that Hamedan and Isfahan provinces are highly active in holding such programs.
This year’s exhibition is underway at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla, from April 16 to 29, with the motto, “Qur’an, the Book of Hope and Peace”.