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‘I Love Hijab’ Popular at int’l Qur’an Exhibition

‘I Love Hijab’ Popular at int’l Qur’an Exhibition‘I Love Hijab’ Popular at int’l Qur’an Exhibition

The 24th edition of Tehran International Holy Qur’an Exhibition wrapped up in Tehran on Tuesday, June 28, while a popular section was a stall dedicated to the social initiative of ‘I Love Hijab’ run by a number of artists and students.

The initiative was launched in 2014 in a bid to promote the use of the Islamic dress code among young girls, its Executive Manager Hamidreza Jafari said.

The initiative has expanded its activities in the country, attracting people from 15 cities other than Tehran, Honaronline reported.

The stall at the exhibition presented Islamic cultural products, also available in over 30 stores in the country, to the visitors. Free photos of young girls in full Islamic covering were also part of the programs.

A child care section at the stall sought to teach children simple concepts of the hijab and religion. While parents visited the other parts of the exhibition, children were cared for and entertained at the section. The instructors introduced basic religious issues in a creative and simple way for the children while letting them have fun with activities such as painting and playing games.

The section was warmly welcomed by the visitors as it received over 3,000 children during the exhibition.

Benefitting the widespread popularity of cyber space, the initiative feed on Instagram contains over 1,000 photos of young girls in Islamic-style clothing and has about 74,000 followers.

The Qur’an exhibition is held annually during the fasting month of Ramadan at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Mosalla (prayer grounds) and showcases a variety of products dedicated to the promotion of the holy book. This year, it began on June 7, the first day of Ramadan in Iran, with the theme of “Toward Understanding the Quran”.