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30 December, 2019
Kazan, December 27, 2019

An interfaith hockey match was held on the ice arena of “Zilant” sports complex in Kazan on December 27. The friendly match was attended by representatives of Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Kazan Diocese, as well as employees of the Department for the Development of Languages ​​and Interaction with Public Organizations of the Office of the Executive Committee of Kazan.

30 December, 2019
Kazan, December 27, 2019

18 new mosques were opened in Tatarstan in 2019, the press office of Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan reports. The new mosques appeared in Aktanyshsky, Apastovsky, Arsky, Bavlinsky, Buinsky, Mamadyshsky, Muslyumovsky, Nurlatsky, Sabinsky, Spassky, Baltasinsky districts, as well as the Soviet district of Kazan and the village of Nazyar, Agryz district.

26 December, 2019
Magas, December 25, 2019

Muslim clergy in Ingushetia plans to launch the Green Month initiative including reading of sermons at mosques of the region dedicated to the environment in order to develop environmental awareness in local people through religion. According to the head of the project Adam Kalimatov, the initiative was figured out during the International Ecological Forum, which took place in a mountainous region of Ingushetia, TASS agency writes. Before starting the initiative, the organizers plan to compose a training manual for imams of mosques.

26 December, 2019
Kazan, December 25, 2019

According to the mayor of Kazan, Ilsur Metshin, an architectural community in conjunction with the Muslim Religious Administration of Tatarstan is to select territory for the construction of the Cathedral Mosque in the capital of Tatarstan.

25 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 24, 2019

Patriarch Kirill signed a decree on awarding Mufti of Dagestan Sheikh Ahmad Afandi with the Order of Glory and Honor. In this regard, the Chairman of the Expert Council under the Patriarch for Interaction with Muslims, Hieromonk Grigory and religious scholar, historian Dr Roman Silantyev arrived in Dagestan.

25 December, 2019
Nizhnekamsk, December 24, 2019 

Educational game “What? Where? When?”  was held in the Central Cathedral Mosque of Nizhnekamsk. The intellectual battle was attended by more than twenty Muslim women, who were divided into three teams, reports “NTR 24”.

The connoisseurs were to answer mainly the religious questions. The contestants guessed the name of the Muslim tax from the harvest or the name of the man who first converted to Islam.

25 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 24, 2019

A meeting of members of the Coordination Center for Muslims of the North Caucasus (CCMNC) was held in Makhachkala within the walls of the Muftiyat of Dagestan. The event was attended by Muftis and religious figures from all over the North Caucasus Federal District.

Welcoming the participants the Mufti of Dagestan noted that he was glad to see such honored guests in his homeland and emphasized that one of the directions in the work of religious figures should be to strengthen unity and cohesion in society.

23 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 23, 2019

An expanded Annual General Meeting of religious leaders was held in Makhachkala's historical park “Russia - My History”, dedicated to summing up the activities of the Dagestani Muftiyat for 2019. It was attended by scholars-theologians from all over the Republic, as well as political and public figures. The event began with recitation of the verses of the holy Quran by the renown Arab scholar Sha`ban Ma'mun Ar-Rawi.

23 December, 2019
Tartus, December 23, 2019

The Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties transferred charitable assistance from the government of the Tula region to the residents of Syria, RIA Novosti reports. According to the head of the centre Yury Borenkov, 400 kg of honey and 400 packages of gingerbread were given out in the village of Baamrail in the Tartus province.

23 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 21, 2019

Mufti of Dagestan, Sheikh Ahmad Afandi met with representatives of Dagestan in the regions of the Russian Federation.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for National Policy and Religious Affairs Enrik Musulimov and chairman of the Interagency Council under the Ministry of Education and Science of Dagestan Magomed Alikhanov.

23 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 21, 2019

Mufti of Dagestan Republic sheikh Ahmad Afandi Abdulaev received in his office the winners of the inter-regional intellectual game “Brain Ring: Connoisseurs of Islam”, held in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkarian Republic.

The spiritual leader congratulated them on their victory, and said parting words as well. Ahmad Afandi noted that he was very glad that the Dagestanis were winning in such competitions.

23 December, 2019
Moscow, December 20, 2019

Muslim Religious Administration of Moscow Region initiated a project aimed at creation of a Center for medical and social rehabilitation for elderly and single Muslim citizens in Krasnozavodsk near Moscow.

The rehabilitation center will include a clinic, a hospital, physical therapy rooms, a gym, and a swimming pool. All these facilities is a part of a big project united by the mosque.

20 December, 2019
Kazan, December 20, 2019

The 1st scientific and practical conference “Islam and medicine” is to be held on December 21 in Kazan, Tatarstan. The event is organized by the Association of Muslim Doctors and Nursing Staff of the Russian Federation.

At the conference, specialists in medicine will discuss the most problematic diseases of our time, such as alcoholism and drug addiction from the point of view of Islam, as well as consider the topic of abortion, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition, etc.

19 December, 2019
Kazan, December 18, 2019

Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Hazrat Samigullin received at his office in Kazan Mufti of Kemerovo Region Tagir Hazrat Bikchantaev on December 18. 

19 December, 2019
Kazan, December 18, 2019

A madrassa for 100 students will soon appear near the Gailya mosque in Kazan, Tatar-inform reports referring to the imam-khatib of the Gailya mosque, Rustam Hazrat Khayrullin.

According to the imam, more than 400 students in 40 groups receive primary Islamic education currently in the Gailya mosque. The youngest student is only 3 years old, and the oldest one is over 90.

18 December, 2019
Kazan, December 17, 2019

“Hajj. Mecca. Revelations” exhibition by the honoured artist of Bashkortostan and honoured artist of Tatarstan, painter and graphic artist, Vakil Shaikhetdinov, is opened at the Gallery of Shamail in Tatarstan, the press office of the Kazan Kremlin Museum-Reserve reports.

17 December, 2019
Nalchik, December 17, 2019

The district round of the intellectual game “Brain Ring” dedicated to the theme “Islam is the religion of peace” was held last week in the mosque of Baksan in Kabardino-Balkaria, the website of Muslim Religious Administration of the republic reports.

The parishioners of mosques and students of Sunday schools of the city competed it the contest which was aimed at spiritual and moral education, and covered history of the Islamic religion and its values.

16 December, 2019
Moscow, December 16, 2019

Patriarch Kirill signed a decree on presenting the Mufti of Dagestan Sheikh Ahmad Afandi with the Order of Glory and Honor, Interfax reports citing Roman Silantiev, member of the Expert Council on interaction with the Islamic world under the Patriarch.

According to Silantiev, the award was dated to the 60th anniversary of Dagestan Mufti and the 25th anniversary of the Muftiate of the republic, thus the Russian Orthodox Church appreciated the merits of Muslim spiritual leader of Dagestan.

12 December, 2019
Moscow, December 12, 2019

More than 20 books by Russian authors will be translated into Arabic before the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which is to be held from April 15 to 21, 2020. The Russian Federation is to be the guest of honor on the next year fair.

12 December, 2019
Kazan, December 11, 2019

The International Muslim Movie Festival is to be held in Kazan in September next year. This was announced by the head of the public relations department of “Tatarkino” Zufar Davletshin at the press-conference dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the organization of movie production and distribution in the TASSR (Tatarstan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic).

11 December, 2019
Abu Dhabi, December 11, 2019

Mufti of Moscow Ildar Alyautdinov took part in the First International Muslim Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi. “At the forum I noted that global change begins with a change in oneself. A true leader should always be on the path to self-development and self-improvement”, Ildar Alyautdinov told RIA Novosti.

11 December, 2019
Kazan, December 10, 2019

Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan announced the dates of main Muslim holidays in 2020. Thus the coming 2020 falls on the middle and end of 1441 and the beginning and middle of 1442 according to the Hijra. The Hijra calendar has 12 months and begins with the month of Muharram.

According to preliminary data, the Holy month of Ramadan begins on April 24 in 2020 and will last 30 days. And Uraza Bairam holiday falls out on May 24. Another Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha, falls out on July 31.

11 December, 2019
Beaverton, December 10, 2019

Nike has launched new swimwear designed for athletes who wear a hijab. Through the new Nike Victory Swim Collection, women can choose from a full body swimsuit or individual pieces including a swimming hijab, a tunic top and leggings, reports “Time”.

The new line will be available for sale online starting February 1, and at some retailers in California, New York City, London and Dubai, the company announced Tuesday.

10 December, 2019
Washington, December 9, 2019

Delegation of Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia headed by Mufti Albir Hazrat Krganov made a working visit to the United States from December 2 to 9, 2019. During the meetings with representatives of religions, public organizations and scientific community, they considered issues of preventing pseudo-religious extremism, combating international terrorism, strengthening inter-religious dialogue and implementing significant social projects aimed at working with youth and migrants.

09 December, 2019
Makhachkala, December 7, 2019

A historical and long-awaited event in the life of the Russian Muslim community took place in Makhachkala on December 7. Here in the capital of Dagestan Muslims of the region had chance to visit an official presentation of the publication of the translation of Koran’s meanings in Russian language “Kalyam Sharif. The new edition was prepared by Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan. ⠀


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