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.
KOVROV: The grand opening of the first mosque in the Vladimir region took place. As the head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Mufti Albir- khazrat Krganov, noted, the opening of the mosque was a long-awaited historical event in the life of Muslims in the Vladimir region.
Today, the official opening of the International Moscow Urban Forum. Moscow offers modern solutions and projects for comfortable living of citizens. Moscow has changed noticeably in recent years. The Forum is visited by famous world experts and guests from the Arab world. The forum’s information stands present the future interfaith cultural and educational center in New Moscow with a modern recreational zone. As conceived by the architects, it will become not only a symbolic inter-religious center demonstrating the dialogue of religions and the historical friendship of nations established in Russia, but also a social, educational project accessible to all Muscovites. According to the general assessment of experts, it will become an actual landmark of the capital. The forum guests were interested in this project as a territory of intercultural dialogue, which is very much in demand in this period of the development of the world. Russia in this vein is an example for a lot of countries. And may Allah help in the implementation of such an important decision, which will remain for centuries a good example of the coexistence of different cultures and traditions.
The meeting took place between the head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, a member of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Mufti of Moscow Albir Khazrat Krganov and the State Secretary - deputy director of the National guard of the Russian Federation Sergei Zakharkin. During the meeting the parties noted the importance of strengthening and developing bilateral cooperation.
Sergey Zakharkin expressed interest in contributing the UN in studying the current situation of the ethno-confessional situation in the regions of the Russian Federation with a compact settlement of Muslims. Working together will contribute to protection and security of country’s population from external negative impacts.
On April 18, an interregional theoretical and practical conference on the topic “Traditional spiritual Islamic values as a factor in ensuring inter-ethnic harmony, justice and development. Problems, tasks and prospects” was held.
During the conference, participants discussed topical issues of ensuring social sustainability and positive development of modern society, among others, the following topics:
· Using the potential of the spiritual values of Islam as a factor in ensuring harmony and equitable development in the context of the interaction of different cultures and multi-faith in Central Eurasia;