(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) TUNIS, July 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait-based International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) on Sunday honored 225 persons who memorized the Holy Quran after concluding a course of Al-Shafi' project for Quran memorization, held in Tunis.
The graduation ceremony was attended by Kuwait's Ambassador to Tunisia Ali Al-Dhefiri, a number of former and present Tunisian officials and many Islamic scholars, in addition to the Director of Al-Shafi' project Khaled Al-Qassar, and representatives from the Kuwaiti Zakat House and Al-Nouri Charity Society.
During the ceremony, organized in collaboration with Marhamah Charity Society, Al-Qassar said that the project have succeeded in strengthening bonds between the people of Kuwait and Tunisia.
He Al-Shafi' project, which was launched six years ago, contributed to spreading tolerance values of Islam.
Al-Shafi' project targets the youth and helps them avoid extreme ideologies that are threatening societies in the Islamic and Arab world, he added. (end) ksj.mys