The Muslim community of the Russian Federation hopes that citizens will follow all the instructions given by the authorities due to the coronavirus. They urge the believers to spend next weekend and other days performing prayers and reading Koran at home, the chairman of the Muslim Spiritual Assembly of Russia Albir Krganov told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
There are not enough mosques where Muslims could make obligatory daily prayers in Moscow and other large cities, without embarrassing fellow citizens of a different faith. The way out is to open a network of prayer rooms, said RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia Albir Hazrat Krganov.
On February 19, 2020, an extended meeting of the Presidium of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR) took place in Moscow.
Among the attendees of SAMR Presidium’s extended meeting were the leaders of centralized religious Muslim organizations of the regions of the Russian Federation, representatives of public authorities, prominent scientists, experts, and theologists, as well as religious and public figures. The meeting gathered together the delegations from Moscow and St Petersburg, and Kemerovo, Omsk, Tomsk, Penza, Irkutsk, Volgograd, Novosibirsk, Sverdlovsk, Rostov, Astrakhan, Murmansk, Vladimir, and Moscow regions, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Stavropol Territory, Republic of Dagestan, Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic of Bashkortostan, Chuvash Republic, and Chechen Republic.
A panel discussion dedicated to “The First Sufi Sheikhs of Russia. Contribution of Islamic Heritage to the Spiritual Development of Russian Society” took place in the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation. The event was organized by the Commission for Interethnic and Interreligious Relations of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia.
Mufti of Moscow, the head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Albir-Khazrat Krganov received at his residence Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Provisional Government of the State of Libya, Dr. Abdulhadi Al-Khawij, Islam.ru reports. Albir-Hazrat told the guest about the activities of Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia and the Russian experience of peaceful coexistence of various religions in the country.
In secondary school No. 5 in the village of Fedorovsky, a meeting was held with the deputy imam of the mosque in the village of Fedorovsky RDUM Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug with students in grades 1-4. During a conversation with schoolchildren, issues related to the topics of family, morality, a healthy lifestyle, excessive enthusiasm for computer games and the Internet, disobedience to parents and many others were discussed.
At first, the guys felt a little constrained, but the conversation about the deep important issues of life and faith continued in such an accessible and interesting form that the students quickly got involved in the conversation and began to ask their questions. Interesting facts and instructive stories - in this format, students were able to touch the seeds of truth. There is confidence that this will bring good results in the lives of the children, because as a result of the meeting they made a joint conclusion: “Wish others what you wish for yourself”!
The Kemerovo Cathedral Mosque “Munira” was visited by a group of residents of the villages Chik and Kochenyovo, Novosibirsk Region. The guests from the neighbouring region arrived in Kemerovo as part of a grand bus tour.
On December 2-9, 2019, a delegation of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, headed by Mufti Albir Hazrat Krganov, was on a working visit to the United States. During meetings with representatives of faiths, public organizations and academia, issues of preventing pseudo-religious extremism, combating international terrorism, strengthening inter-religious dialogue and implementing socially significant projects aimed at working with youth and migrants were discussed.
On November 14-15, the II Baku Summit of Religious Leaders of the World is being held in the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, in which influential religious and public figures from more than 70 countries from all five continents take part.
On September 23, 2019 Saudi Arabia, while marked its 89th National Day. The representatives of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia (SAMR) took part in a reception organized by The Embassy of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Russia in hotel The Ritz-Carlton on the occasion of the National Day of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Russia, prominent political and public figures had also been invited to the reception.
The event was attended by the Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov.
The SAMR representatives included the Imam–khatib Islam–khazrat Valitov and Deputy Head of the SAMR International Department, Azamat Abdusalomov, who conveyed greetings and congratulations on behalf of the Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Mufti Albir–khazrat Krganov, to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Russia, Mr. Raed bin Khaled Qarmali.