More than 8,000 students in Turkey graduated from Holy Quran memorization courses in one year, media reported.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): More than 8,000 students in Turkey graduated from Holy Quran memorization courses in one year, media reported.
According to reports, up to 8,695 Turkish boys and girls managed to learn the entire Quran by heart during the 2021-22 school year.
They received Quran memorization certificates from the country’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), the tr.agency website reported.
A total of 73,000 students attended the Koranic courses organized throughout the country during the previous school year.
More than 7,000 teachers taught the classes, the number of which was over 1,700, according to reports.
According to Diyanet statistics, there are about 200,000 people in Turkey who have received the Quran memorization certificate.
Besides schools, some 90,000 mosques in Turkey hold Quranic classes for students and others on memorization, tafsir (interpretation), and Islamic and Quranic teachings.
The Holy Quran is the only religious scripture that is memorized by its followers.
Countless people in every Muslim community have memorized the Quran since the first day it was revealed.
The Quran has 30 Juzes (parts), 114 suras (chapters) and 6,236 verses.