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Islamic quiz was held in the colony of Mordovia

Saransk, October 29, 2019

A quiz dedicated to the Day of National Unity was held in penal colony №17 of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Republic of Mordovia.

The quiz was organized by the Central Muslim Spiritual Administration of the Republic of Mordovia, the Department of the Federal Penitentiary Service in the Republic of Mordovia, the Fund for Support of Islamic Culture, Science and Education and Islamic Cultural Center.

22 convicts from 9 penitentiary institutions of the republic competed in the following nominations: “The best reader of the Holy Quran”, “The best expert on the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺand “The best expert on the history of Islam in Russia”.

The contestants had to read correctly the text of the Holy Quran in the original language (selectively any surah or part of the surah (chapter), but not less than 7 verses; know the history and the life and prophetic mission of the Prophet Muhammad; know the history of Islam in Russia (the origin of Islam in Russia, traditional Muslim peoples inhabiting the territory of Russia, famous theologians of the Tatar and other peoples, famous mosques and their names).

Muftis, experts on the Koran, honored guests (representatives of the Islamic Cultural Center, Central Muslim Spiritual Administration of the Republic of Mordovia, and representatives of Muslim Religious Administration of the Republic of Tatarstan) acted as a jury and judged the speakers and determined the best.

It is worth noting that the contest was aimed at studying the history of Islam in Russia taking into account the traditional values ​​of Russian Islam, introducing convicts to the study of the Holy Quran, as well as motivating convicts to improve themselves by gaining spiritual knowledge, as well as further return to a normal life.

 

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