August 15, 2021
Dear imams and khatibs of the Republic of Uzbekistan!
Dear Brothers and Sisters!
In the name of Allah most Gracious and Merciful
Verily we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return
Allow me on my own behalf and on behalf of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia to express our sincere condolences on the death of the Grand Mufti of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sheikh Osmankhun Alimov, may Allah have mercy on him, as a result of a serious illness.
Usmonkhon Hazrat was known to be an exceptionally respectable, wise and sympathetic person! He lived a dignified life and left a great cultural and spiritual heritage, which will forever be preserved in the memory of a new generation. Due to his incredible positive energy, openness, perseverance in achieving the set goals and vast life experience, Usmonkhon Hazrat has gained huge respect among the Muslims of the Republic and the whole Central Asia region. During his tenure as mufti, chairman of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Uzbekistan, he made a significant contribution to the promotion of Islamic values, strengthening interfaith and intercultural dialogue, preventing the spread of pseudo-religious ideas both in Uzbekistan and throughout the post-Soviet space.
In this regard, the Muftis of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia express their support for all of imams and members of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Uzbekistan, as well as for all believers in Uzbekistan, relatives and friends of Sheikh Osmankhun Hazrat Alimov.
We thank Allah Almighty for the opportunity to communicate and interact with deceased Mufti
Mufti of Moscow,
Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia
ALBIR KHAZRAT KRGANOV