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Issa Khamkhoev became mufti of Ingushetia

Magas, August 10, 2020

Issa Khamkhoev is elected the head of the Spiritual Center of Muslims of Ingushetia, Interfax reports. The previous mufti, Abdurakhman Martazanov, died in April during the coronavirus pandemic.

The new mufti was selected yesterday, August 10, at the meeting of members of the Council of Ulama and imams of settlements of the republic.

According to the Charter, the elections of the mufti and qadi of Ingushetia are held every five years.


Muslims of Russia and Turkey developed new spheres for cooperation

Moscow, August 5, 2020 

Mufti of Moscow, the head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR), Albir Hazrat Krganov, met with the adviser for religious affairs of the Embassy of the Turkish Republic in the Russian Federation, Mr. Omer Faruk Savuran.

The meeting took place in the office of the “Moscow Muftiyat” on August 5.


Tatarstan to hold Muslim Youth Forum

Kazan, August 4, 2020

The 10-th Anniversary Forum of Muslim Youth is to be held in Yelabuga from August 15 to 22. Applications to the forum are accepted until August 9 inclusively.

The Muslim Youth Forum is a platform where young men and women, aged 18 to 30, gain religious knowledge, as well as develop and create Muslim social projects, the press office of Muslim Religious Administration of Tatarstan reports.


Hajj comes to a close as pilgrims complete rituals

Mecca, August 2, 2020

Pilgrims started leaving Makkah on Sunday evening after completing this year’s exceptional Hajj pilgrimage, SaudiGazette reports. They had left earlier the tent city of Mina after completing the stoning ritual for Makkah to perform Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation) to mark the end of the pilgrimage.


Dagestan Mufti received Labour Minister

Makhachkala, July 31, 2020 

Dagestan Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Afandi met with the Minister of Labour and Social Development of the republic, Izumrud Mugutdinova.⠀

Congratulating the guest on the holiday, the Honourable Mufti asked the official about the work of the ministry.⠀


Pilgrims arrive in Mina for first day of Hajj

Mecca, July 29, 2020

About 1,000 pilgrims gathered on the Mina Valley outside Makkah on Wednesday, July 29, to begin the spiritual journey of a lifetime, ArabNews reports.

The Day of Tarwiyah (fetching water) marks the beginning of Hajj. There are no major rituals, so the pilgrims will spend their time praying and reflecting until sunrise on Thursday.


Dagestan charitable fund to distribute 50 tons of meat on Eid al-Adha

Makhachkala, July 28, 2020

Dagestan “Insan” charitable fund is to hold “Meat in Every Home” campaign during the holy feast of Eid al-Adha. The initiative is aimed to help the needy residents of the region. This year the authorities of the fund plan to distribute 50 tons of meat, the press office of the organization says.


Putin congratulated Erdogan on Eid al-Adha

Moscow, July 27, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Turkish people on the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha during a telephone conversation on Monday this week, the Kremlin press office reports.

“Vladimir Putin congratulated the President of Turkey and the Turkish people on the upcoming holiday of Eid al-Adha”, the message says.


Kemerovo holds interfaith volleyball tournament

Kemerovo, July 27, 2020

The first interfaith mini-volleyball tournament was held at the Shakhtar stadium in Kemerovo on Sunday, July 26. It was attended by representatives of four different religious communities: Orthodox, Catholics, Protestants and Muslims, the press office of the Administration of the Government of Kuzbass reports.


Bashkiria imams asked for help amid high rank of drowning people

Ufa, July 27, 2020

The authorities of Bashkiria asked priests and imams of the region for help in preventing the death of people on the water. This was announced at a meeting in the government on July 27 by the chairman of the State Committee for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Farit Gumerov.


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