Hawzah News Agency (Kashan, Iran) – Hujjat al-Islam Reza Sadeghi, Director general of Awqaf and charity in Isfahan, in a conversation with the correspondent of the Hawzah news agency in the city of Kashan said: “we had 67 new Waqf (charitable endowment) this year in province, worth more than 6 billion Toman and the level of Awqaf in Isfahan province this year has increased by more than 5 percent compared to last year.”
Director General of Awqaf in Isfahan stated that most of the endowments of the province of Isfahan spent in Quranic affairs, for young couples, unmarried families, helping students, preventing and treatment for drug addiction.
He went on to say that the Organization of Awqaf at all points of the entrance and route of the pilgrims of Arba'een Hosseini has set up Mokebs (Pilgrim services), specially Mokebs at the borders of Chazaba, Sistan and Baluchistan to cater to the pilgrims of India and Pakistan.
He added: “We are going to install Mokebs in Imam Zadeh Mohammad Hilal ibn Ali (a.s), Imam Zadeh Qassim ibn Ali (a.s), Imam Zadeh Sultan Ali ibn Imam Muhammad Baqir (a.s), Imam Zadeh Shah Reza, Agha Ali Abbas and Imam Zadeh Seyyed Mohammad Khomeini.”
Hujjat al-Islam Sadeghi continued, saying that the Department of Awqaf and Charity of Isfahan Province, with 500 million Toman, gave the most assistance to the Arba'een headquarters in comparison with other offices of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Provinces other than Mokebs which had been installed in Imam Zadegan.
He concluded: “The Awqaf of Isfahan province will send more than 300 clerics and Islamic Scholars to Iraq during Arba'een’s days apart from clerics based on our country's borders.”