Quranic Course Underway in The Hague

Titled Wa Rattil (referring to verse 4 of Surah a-Muzmmil that orders reciting the Quran in Tarteel), the course began on Friday.

The al-Kawthar cultural institute has organized the course, which will run for four months, according to the website of the institute.

It is held every Friday at the Dar-ol-Quran center of The Hague and the participants learn the principles and rules of Tarteel recitation of the Holy Quran.

A number of Quran experts will share their experiences in Quran recitation with the participants during the course.

Those who complete the program will receive certificates of attendance and the top ones will receive awards, the organizers say.

The Netherlands has some of the largest Muslim communities in the European Union, in percentage term.

There are almost one million Muslims in the country, representing approximately 6 percent of the population.

Muslims are concentrated in large urban areas, particularly the four largest cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Ulrecht.