On 10 September 2019, a conference on “The Family and Family Values in Traditional Religions of Russia. Protection of Family in Religious and Public Dialogue” took place at the Centre of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS) in Moscow. The conference was organized by the Interreligious Council of Russia (ICR) and the IOPS.
The head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, mufti Albir-Khazrat Krganov, addressed the 2nd International Conference on Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking in the Context of Fighting International Terrorism.
A delegation of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia led by Mufti Albir-Khazrat Krganov took part in the celebrations dedicated to the 68th anniversary of the birth of the first President of the Chechen Republic, Hero of Russia A. Kadyrov and the opening of the largest mosque in Europe, “Pride of Muslims”.
A festive prayer took place in Sokolniki Park, in which 15,000 people took part. The event was organized by the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Moscow and the Central Region “Moscow Muftiyat” with the support of the Department of national policy and interregional relations of Moscow.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated in memory of the events described in the Koran. According to the Muslim Holy Scripture, Abraham once had a dream in which Allah demanded him to sacrifice his son Ishmael, testing Abraham’s faith. The prophet passed the test, and Allah spared his son, sending him a sacrificial lamb instead. Muslims do not treat the sacrifice as Allah’s thirst for blood or meat, but as their own display of faith and meekness. After the sacrifice, Muslims usually give most of the sacrificial meat away to those in need.