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Mufti of Tatarstan visited Children's Sabantuy

XI Republican children's Muslim Sabantuy was held in the Northern kaziyate of Tatarstan - in the village of Burbash of Baltasinsky district.
The annual festival of young Muslims was traditionally attended by Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan Kamil Hazrat Samigullin.
The event was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister of Tatarstan Shaikhraziev Vasil Gabtelgazovich, Executive Director of the Foundation for Support of Cultural Development under the President of Tatarstan Nuria Khashimova, Head of the Baltasinsky Municipal District of Tatarstan Nutfullin Ramil Rashitovich, and other prominent religious and public figures.
The main organizer and ideological inspirer of the event, Imam-muhtasib of the Baltasinsky district, Chief Qazi of Tatarstan, Jalil Hazrat Fazlyev, opened the festival with traditional prayer.
Kamil Hazrat Samigullin congratulating the gathered said: "The basis of the children's Muslim Sabantuy is the inculcation in children and youth of Islamic, folk cultural foundations, preservation of traditional, spiritual and moral values" and quoted the words of the great Tatar enlightener Shihabutdin Mardjani: "the national language, national customs and national clothes help in preserving religion."
The festive Maidan was full of gathered guests from Tatarstan and other Russian regions: the Chuvash Republic and Mari El, as well as from the Ulyanovsk, Samara and Kirov regions.
In addition to traditional national competitions, the program included contests for reciting the Qur'an, performing munajat and poetic competitions, as well as collective midday prayer at the Maidan and feast. 
For children of all ages, there were quizzes and contests with valuable gifts and sweets, as well as traditional national competition - "koresh". The strongest batyr won a scooter.
In 2016 the Muslim holiday of Baltasinsky district was visited by the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. In the republic, the children's Muslim Sabantuy was also held in the Aksubaev and Aktanysh districts.

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