Badminton offered to kids to attend Quran courses in mosques
MUĞLA - Anadolu Agency
DHA PhotoChildren who attend Quran classes in Turkey’s Muğla province are now also receiving badminton lessons in the mosques, in accordance with a protocol signed recently between the Religious Affairs Directorate and Sports Directorate.
Offering badminton courses with Quran readings aims to get the children to form a habit of visiting the mosque, according to Anadolu news agency.
A badminton net was put up inside the Milas mosque and the first match went down between the Milas religious official Uğur Kocabaş and badminton trainer Şermin Günaydınoğlu. Lessons will now be offered to all children who attend the summer Quran courses at the mosque, the report said.
Kocabaş said the arrangement allowed “students to be introduced to sports while they learn religion.” The Milas mosque is the first to realize the protocol that went into motion in April 2012.