Address by the President CMSB of Russia

 Address by the President CMSB of Russia 10.13.2012

Address by the President CMSB for Russia, Supreme Mufti, Shaykh al-Islam T.S.Tadjuddina in the IX Congress of CMSB of Russia


CMSB chairman of Russia, Grand Mufti, Sheikh-ul-Islam 

 Safa Talgat Tajuddin 

The IX-th of the Majlis of CMSB of Russia and the constituent congress of social organization "Gibadurrahman - Association of Muslims of Russia"  

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 

الحمد لله و به نستعين

و الصلاة و السلام على رسوله محمد و آله و صحابته أجمعين

Dear President Rustem Zakievich.! 

Dear participants and guests of the Congress! 

Dear brothers and sisters! 

With the excitement greet you dear to our hearts Muslim greeting السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته - Peace be with you, mercy of Allah Almighty and His blessings!  

On behalf of the Central Spiritual Board of Muslims of Russia and personally express my deep gratitude to all the participants and guests of the IX Congress of the interested willing to discuss the challenges that face us, the great Muslim principle established by the Holy Quran for Muslims: 

وأمرهم شورى بينهم ومما رزقناهم ينفقون (سورة الشورى - 38) 

(A case of them - on the advice of in between!). This immutable principle, given to us by God the Creator in advance determines one of the most remarkable features real Islamic communities. I mean relentless drive to solve the most important problems in their collective discussion, strictly following the precepts Book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad.  

Marked feature accurately reflected in a remarkable formula, which is like nothing else, characterizes Muslims: أهل السنة والجماعة, that is - "People of Sunnah and collective decisions and actions". ...  

And today our Congress, as well as the Constituent Congress just has to once again reaffirm our steadfast dedication to deepest content, which are incorporated in this great formula and by our decisions and actions that we hear, hear without distortion! - The call of God: 

واعتصموا بحبل الله جميعا ولا تفرقوا 

(Stay together with rope Allah and do not separate!) ... That we deserve to call himself a true Gibadurrahman about which the Holy Quran says: 

وعباد الرحمن الذين يمشون على الارض هونا واذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما

is - (those who walk on the earth modestly, and when he starts talking to them ignorant, telling them, «Peace be with you»; 

والذين يبيتون لربهم سجدا وقياما

64. • Who spend the night, and the upcoming worship their Lord; 

والذين يقولون ربنا اصرف عنا عذاب جهنم إن عذابها كان غراما

إنها ساءت مستقرا ومقاما

والذين إذا أنفقوا لم يسرفوا ولم يقتروا وكان بين ذلك قواما

67. • That when you make a donation, are neither extravagant nor miserly, but the way I want it is true of the median between the two; 

والذين لا يدعون مع الله إلها آخر ولا يقتلون النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق ولا يزنون ومن يفعل ذلك يلق أثاما

 68. • who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, nor kill a man whom Allah has given the prohibition ...; 

• Do not commit adultery ... 

والذين لا يشهدون الزور وإذا مروا باللغو مروا كراما

• Do not give false testimony, and when they happen to come into empty talk, behind his order; 

والذين إذا ذكروا بآيات ربهم لم يخروا عليها صما وعميانا

73. • Which, when pronounced the verses of their Lord, do not play with the deaf and blind;  

والذين يقولون ربنا هب لنا من أزواجنا وذرياتنا قرة أعين واجعلنا للمتقين إماما

74. • Who say: Our Lord! grant us the joy in the eyes of our spouses and our children, and set us primates to the pious; 

أولئك يجزون الغرفة بما صبروا ويلقون فيها تحية وسلاما

75. • They are - as a reward for having been patient will receive heavenly abode in them, they will be met with greetings and the world; 

خالدين فيها حسنت مستقرا ومقاما

76. • They will live forever. How very beautiful house and its home!) ...  

Merciful Praise - الرحمان for what He is in such a brief yet comprehensive in its content, with nothing comparable to the Qur'anic form gave them essentially our code of conduct in private and public life - not just the code defines a clear direction for the Muslims in relationships with others, but at the same time and requires (!) we actively build a relationship, no matter with whom the Almighty Creator has been pleased to bring them in this short life - from Muslims or non-Muslims. 

Of course! - We understand that relationships with people that are different from our other world-practicing other - ideology - cannot be single-line and omni directional. Moreover, as the accumulated historical experience, including Russia, the relationship can be developed and confrontational ways. 

But the same historical experience clearly shows that Muslims, following their great principles among (الوسطية), tolerance (التسامح) and patience (الصبر), again proclaimed by the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the approved practice of the Prophet Muhammad (صلي الله عليه و سلم), became famous across the world history of its livable with others and the ability to find compromises in the most difficult situations, and without sacrificing the fundamentals of their religious ideology. 

Enormous positive potential of Islam especially apparent in the history of development of Russian society and the state is just due to the fact that much of the indigenous peoples of Russia, and above all our glorious ancestors - the ancient Bulgars, during the life of the Right Honorable Messenger Muhammad (صلي الله عليه و سلم) directly from the mouth of his blessed companions began to practice Islam, even before the arrival of Christianity in its territory. Hence, by virtue of only one of this important historical fact that Islam is not objectively could be considered something alien and for Russia. Moreover, it has always been not only an integral and inseparable part of her spiritual and material development, but to a remarkable extent, determines the characteristics of the unique phenomenon, which is rightly called the Russian civilization, which is the historical and cultural fusion of its indigenous people belonging to different ethnic groups and religions, including Islam, owns one of the most decent people. 

Convincing proof of this is the well-known fact that there is not one of the party’s great Russia’s culture that would not have found its reflection Muslim motifs and plots, and many of the related works of literature, music and painting came into its gold fund. 

All this means that the world of Islam in the Russian public consciousness is composed predominantly positive view, very different from the one that prevailed and continues, unfortunately, to prevail in the West. We know that this great peace in the representations of the absolute majority of Russians was always the world, full of its alluring wisdom, spiritual wholeness and enchanting beauty. 

Islam and Muslims in Russia, as recognized by most serious students, not only organically fit into the history of development of Russia as a civilization and state, along with the Orthodox branch of Christianity was one of factors which have a powerful and positive effect on all their sides, certainly including and those that relate to the spiritual and cultural aspects of life, which ultimately determine how we know, the essential characteristics of a civilization, of any state, with them and their real value to humanity. 

All these aspects of a highly positive role of Islam and Muslims in the history of our

country is particularly worth mentioning in the current 2012-th year - announced by President V.V.Putin «Year of Russian history.» But we must not only remember our story: .. than ever before - our challenge is to learn from it, make the right conclusions and act of God answering the call: 

وقل اعملوا فسيرى الله عملكم ورسوله والمؤمنون ... 

(Act! - and your business will see Allah, His Messenger and the Muslims ...).

Yes, our primary goal - to act! -To act in the ways of collecting all the healthy forces of the Muslim community in Russia. It was her decision to focus the idea of ​​our country such a broad social organization as «Gibadurrahman» the union of Russian Muslims. In it, we certainly have to combine all sensible force Muslims in our country who are involved in the overhaul of the state, making a worthy contribution to the improvement and prosperity of our country. They only occasionally visiting the mosque, in the depths of the soul to be Muslim, in the hearts nurturing commitment to Islam, cherish peace and agreement on the ground of our homeland and those who are deeply repugnant violence, extremism, fanaticism and terrorism in human relations, the more use and speculation on the age-old spiritual - moral values ​​of Islam and other traditional religions of our country. 

Now more to solve this problem is quite evident and does not require any extensive studies and evidence. Indeed, despite the fact that over the last few years in our homeland failed to root out the main roots of religious fanaticism, extremism and terrorism, the overt and covert enemies of Islam, cynically claim to be its defenders continue their attempts to destabilize the situation in the Russian Muslim community, essentially bound up the forces that makes no compromise with the course to maintain the integrity of our country and its stable and gradual development. 

Looking back to our Motherland (from the start treading XXI-st century) way, we note that it has been marked by many successes and achievements. Among them, we, the Muslims, of course, note first of all those truly revolutionary changes that have taken place in the relations between state and society, in general, the state and religion - in particular. 

It is through sincere and convincing policy of our country, aimed at  cultural revival of our many peoples, to unconditionally create the most favorable conditions for a genuine return to them their spiritual identity, Russia, being secular (!) State, was, however, adopted in June 2005, as a member of an observer in the most authoritative international organization of modern Islamic world - in the «Organization of the Islamic Conference» - DEC (now - ITN, which is "The Organization of Islamic Cooperation"), and soon after, in 2007, in the same capacity - in the world Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture" (ISESCO), which thereby significantly increased its cultural and educational activities in Russia - in general, and in our Volga region - in particular. 

Thus, in cooperation with ISESCO in Kazan and Ufa has passed a number of international Muslim academic conferences devoted to the most pressing issues of scientific, cultural and spiritual development of the regions traditional spread of Islam in the former Soviet Union. 

Two days later, on October 15 in Ufa opens next International Scientific Conference on "The ideals and values ​​of Islam in the educational space XXI-st century." The 

organizers of «Russian Islamic University CMSB of Russia", "Bashkir State Pedagogical University Akmulla» and ISESCO, which will be one of its divisions - the "Federation of universities of the Islamic world." 

Let us think how remarkable example just given ... Secular State University provides scientific cooperation not only Islamic University, but with international Islamic

 organization!.. Is this not the clearest indicator of a truly great way that was our homeland after strong opposition from militant atheism, was suppressed in the Soviet Union all and all for over 77 years ... no declared religion as futility, but in deed harmful to the state and society. 

Passed with the onset of XXI-st century our Fatherland path is marked by the fact that the people of Russia had already repeatedly withstand difficult examination for the civil maturity, the ability to deal with threats to the integrity of centuries of inter-ethnic unity of Russia. 

And it should be honest and admit that the 20-odd years after the liberation from the yoke of the godless ideology was still not enough, not only to us Muslims and followers of other traditional faiths, all need to be free from the strife she brought with you. Proved by the fact that bleak, many Muslims were essentially lost that immunity against the wiles of Satan, who has always been known by our ancestors, and that gives them a high profile and respected even enemies. Due very long weaning from sources of their faith, most of our Muslims not to forget, but never even knew about the severe warnings of God given to them in the Holy Quran: سورة الانفال 47 - 48

1. ولا تكونوا كالذين خرجوا من ديارهم بطرا ورئاء الناس ويصدون عن سبيل الله والله بما يعملون محيط

2. وإذ زين لهم الشيطان أعمالهم وقال لا غالب لكم اليوم من الناس وإني جار لكم فلما تراءت الفئتان نكص على عقبيه وقال إني بريء منكم إني أرى ما لا ترون إني أخاف الله والله شديد العقاب

(Do not be like those who left their homes with pride and hypocrisy of men. They are discharged from the way of Allah, and Allah encompasses what they do. 47). And Satan touched up their deeds, and said: «There is no victor over you today among people, and I - your good neighbor.» When it seemed both squads, he stepped back and said, «I deny to you, and I see what you see. I am afraid of Allah, and Allah is strong in punishment».

«Nowhere ... - said His Holiness Patriarch Kirill in his  Word - ... never, in any country was not done what was done with us. In order to wrest .. memory (!), Killed the priests, monks, nuns, religious people, blowing up churches»... 14,500 mosques have been charged, and over 60,000 imams, scholars - theologians have been killed or imprisoned only CMSB of Russia.

Yes! .. - Dramatic results of all-out war against religion are undoubtedly one of the worst sides of the communist legacy, inherited from both Russia and all the other States of the former Soviet Union ... 

Of course! .. - The past twenty years since its collapse has grown a whole new generation. Allah saves him from the prison of militant atheism. But! .. - There remains the undisputed fact that the vast majority of our population still account for those who grew up and was educated purposefully. In the spirit of cynical denial of religion, in the spirit of contemptuous sneering attitude to it and to believers inevitably corrupts its absolute impunity. 

This attitude to religion, is driven into the mass public consciousness throughout the life of more than three generations, unfortunately, was not (and could not pass) for nothing!  In the flesh and blood of the millions and millions and stored somehow in the hearts and minds, and ready to show and ... as we all know, is shown (with greater or lesser severity) in practice, infecting and new generations! .. Until now believers in the eyes of many of our compatriots are antisocial outcasts, people "on the sick head", which at best can only regret with the little-concealed contempt. 

And is it possible in such circumstances to state categorically that the secular state, trying to somehow put a barrier in front of intolerance against religious believers, and ceases to be secular and rolls to the medieval obscurantism? .. For those who are not able to take into account the specific conditions of the historical development of our country in the era of inhuman and ruthless militant atheism, or - (which is especially outrageous) deliberately did not want to do that, let me remind you as, for example, recently responded to President Obama controversial film "innocent Muslims." Speaking from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly, he made a very clear statement that this film is an insult not only to some Muslims, but also for the millions of U.S. citizens in general, and the right said that intolerance of other religions is a form of violence? 

However, unfortunately, the general conclusions from what happened, he did a really amazing, when I said that ... cannot deny this film, because ... can not violate freedom of speech (?). That is, it turned out that the obstacle to «freedom of speech» cannot serve any public insult of the whole country and millions of its citizens, which it carries with it, or «violence,» which, in its own admission Obama, it is the point. 

How strikingly convergent this logic to the logic of the people that have excited (including in our own country!) Protest chorus universal scale to protect those who are at their complete ignorance of folly, in a frank, sorry, stupidity and vulgarity (which is recognized by the way , all!) held blasphemous masquerade at Christ the Savior Cathedral. 

And here there is absolutely inevitable question: what do the believer, as do any other citizen, in relation to a provocation against him and his religion. Islam has long been a clear answer to this question, the approval in principle of the Holy Qur'an: سورة النحل -125 

ادع إلى سبيل ربك بالحكمة والموعظة الحسنة وجادلهم بالتي هي أحسن إن ربك هو أعلم بمن ضل عن سبيله وهو أعلم بالمهتدين

(... Called into the path of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and to challenge them with what is best)! .. -Better on the credibility of its content and form of expression, the tone that eliminates blind oncoming insult to insult, especially if it is from among those «who do not know what they do». It is these qualities, according to the ayat of the Holy Qur'an, to distinguish those whom he calls: - «Gibadurrahman - are those who walk upon the earth modestly, and when he starts talking to them ignorance tell them," Peace be with you.» 

الذين يمشون على الارض هونا واذا خاطبهم الجاهلون قالوا سلاما

One of the main objectives of our Association is precisely to contribute to the development of Russian Muslims have the qualities that would make them true Gibadurrahman - that is staunch believers are deeply aware of its involvement in all aspects of life in his homeland, and their responsibility to safeguard and assertion of traditional spiritual and moral values ​​of its multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation, founded by the great Russian civilization. That this is the highest manifestation of what is called

high word patriotizm. 

Patriotic religious man, acutely aware of his involvement in everything that is happening in his country seeks to participate in all that is directed to the good of the Fatherland, which meets both spiritual and religious, and material needs of society in which he lives:                        سورة المائدة - 2 .. وتعاونوا على البر والتقوى ولا تعاونوا على الإثم والعدوان واتقوا الله إن الله شديد العقاب 

(And help one anotherin righteousness and piety, but do not help in sin and transgression) - calls the Holy Qur'an. 

Our common goal - to bring these undeniable truth to the masses as a solid ideological basis for their constructive civic engagement, to ensure that we finally stopped to shift anything and everything only to government agencies and to believe that they alone should be responsible for everything, even for what is foreign to their nature and inconvenient for them. Authentic, genuine patriotism - emphasize again - suggests the strongest attachment to their country, because it is closer to his heart than any of the others, even if the Muslim countries. However, such an attachment does not contradict Sharia about the involvement of the Muslim Ummah and love for her. Love for Muslim Ummah in no way calls into question his loyalty to the Motherland, as well as does not require that kind of love has been implemented by this fidelity. After Umma - a spiritual principle which unites hearts confess one God, which specially emphasized in the Holy Qur'an:

 سورة المؤمنون - 52وإن هذه أمتكم أمة واحدة وأنا ربكم فاتقون

(Indeed, this is your Ummah - Ummah is one, and I - your Lord) ... And the most important ... our strategic objective and the Association is to provide such Gibadurrahman harmonious relationship between the position and the position of the citizen of a Muslim - a member of the Ummah, which would rule out any conflict between them. To some extent, this problem is similar to the task of harmonizing the relation between the position and the position of the citizen rights. The close link between civic and by patriotism the one hand, and between the great potential of religious faith to strengthen such a connection - on the other, is very effective prerequisite for awakening civil enthusiasm as  important factor for any progressive movement forward, civil society finally. The same link contains additional potential for strengthening love of country and willingness to selflessly serve her, and that potential is revealed stronger the more we realize that our success is ultimately determined by how strong our determination to follow the Word of God, how clean before him our thoughts and intentions. 

Thus, the desire to earn the grace of God is inseparable from the selfless service to the motherland, and the rise of the state - how it provides the conditions for religious aspirations of citizens, strengthening inter-religious and inter-ethnic peace and harmony in society and in the vast expanses of our great power of Russia. 

The Bureau CMSB deeply convinced that our first association Gibadurrahman can

mobilize enormous creative potential of the Russian muslim community to successfully meet the challenges which face our state and society in general and the Muslims - in particular. 

We all have a task force materialize his dream of Russian Muslims on unity and solidarity in the conservation of great faith and commitment to traditional Islam - Ahlyus - Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, in following the madhhab of Imam Aazama, may Allah have mercy on him Almighty Allah. And also to join forces to prevent religious extremism, fanaticism and terrorism. This is the key restore the good name of our holy faith - Islam and Muslims, and certainly the restoration of the great historical role always, by divinep rovidence of God the Creator, blessed our ancestors played in centuries of glorious history and the fate of our common motherland - Russia. 

May God bless us all to the Almighty Creator faithful service humble obedience to truth and our great motherland - Russia and grant us success in this way! 

سورة آل عمران 104ولتكن منكم أمة يدعون إلى الخير ويأمرون بالمعروف وينهون عن المنكر وأولئك هم المفلحون

سورة العنقبوت - 69

والذين جاهدوا فينا لنهدينهم سبلنا وإن الله لمع المحسنين

والسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته


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