Sakina waits for a teacher to recite verses from the Koran during religion class at a local mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Religious schools in Pakistan mostly set up in mosques are potential source of education for thousands of children.
Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad Read more
A girl learns to read the Koran at a madrassa, or religious school, during the holy month of Ramadan in the old quarters of Delhi Read more
Shia Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the death of Imam Ali at his shrine in the holy city of Najaf, about 160km south of Baghdad, Iraq.
An Afghan girl reads the Koran in a madrasa during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul on Wednesday
A Pakistani student of a madrassa, or Islamic school, attends a test in reciting verses of the Koran, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Islamabad on Monday Read more
Two Muslim soldiers from the central security forces sit on a military vehicle as they read the Koran while fasting during the month of Ramadan, near a checkpoint in Sana’a, Yemen on Thursday Read more
A man reads the Koran inside the Mecca Masjid during the holy month of Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Read more
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A family reads verses from the Koran at a relative’s grave, a day before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, in Jakarta on Tuesday. Traditionally Indonesian Muslims visit the graves of their relatives before and towards the end of the holy month
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Children wait for their parents after finishing a koran reading session in the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam.