Islamic scholar explained the reasons for the decrease in the number of worshipers in mosques in the capital during Eid al-Adha 17:00

The number of believers visiting Moscow mosques for Eid al-Fitr this year has decreased due to the decrease in the number of immigrants in Russia after the tragedy in the Crocus City Hall concert hall. Opinion in the interview with this channel Values.RF said Islamic scholar Roman Silantiev.

“As the country moved towards a sharp tightening of immigration policy, those who remained began to attend such public events less frequently,” the expert said.

Commenting on the words of Ravil Gainutdin, Head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims in the Russian Federation, that the number of parishioners on the main Islamic holiday decreased due to the summer holiday period, Silantyev said that the holiday period had not previously prevented this. The mosque community broke the attendance record for Eid al-Adha.

An Islamic scholar called Ravil Gainutdin the mufti of immigrants. According to him, the mufti has a minimum number of local Muslims.

“To give an example: on one of the TG channels there was recently news that about 65% of the students at the Moscow Islamic Institute, sponsored by Mufti Ravil, are Tajiks. In addition, local Russian Muslims want to speak Tatar and listen to sermons in the mosque, but Tajiks are not very fond of Tatar,” added Silantiev.

Earlier, the Head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims in the Russian Federation, Mufti Ravil Gainutdin, told RIA Novosti that the number of Muslims praying on Eid al-Adha in Moscow is traditionally less than on Eid al-Adha.

The cleric explained this trend with the arrival of summer, holiday time and many Muslims heading to their hometowns. He also called this religious holiday a family holiday where one should be with family and friends.

Today, May 16, Muslims in Russia and around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, the holiday of the end of the Hajj, that is, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca.

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Source: Gazeta

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