The Speech of Supreme Mufti at the International Conference «Days of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Bashkortostan» in Ufa

The Speech of Supreme Mufti at the International Conference «Days of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Bashkortostan» in Ufa 04.14.2014

In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate!

Praise be to Allah, to which we resort for help, peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), his family and all his companions!

Dear Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mr. Abdelkader Leshekheb, His Eminence Archbishop Nikon, as well as all who present here, peace be with you, mercy and blessings of Allah!

We, on behalf of the Republic of Bashkortostan and Muslims throughout Russia welcome dear brothers and sisters from Morocco!

In the apt words of our President Vladimir Putin Republic of Bashkortostan is like a drop of pure water, in which is reflected our entire country. We live in friendship and mutual respect, and all this thanks to our deep faith, I mean both Jews and Christians, and Muslims.

Motherland is a gift of God to man! Our neighbors were also given by Allah, and we haven’t chosen them by ourselves. And this day, and the next two will remain in the history of our nation. Muslims of east and west meet today in the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan. And let me remind you that sunrise does not begin in Japan, as it is commonly believed, it's an island, but in Russia – from Vladivostok. A Morocco and Russia – it's like a circle that covers the entire Muslim world, incorporates all the most basic in it.

My first acquaintance with the Arab Islam was in 1972 when I visited Morocco. Then I visited a dozen states, but has not met the same beautiful and noble country like Morocco, except Russia, of course, except Bashkortostan. Wonderful people with clean and pious souls live in Morocco, and their word is not at odds with the case. About themselves Moroccans say We go with a shaved head, national dress clothes and eat ethnic food «Couscous».

We came to the idea to create a Moroccan house that will facilitate the continuation of relations between Morocco and Russia, which began 14 centuries ago. The Kingdom of Morocco is a noble country of the Islamic world, because it is ruled by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, which dates back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and so all Muslims must honor him. The royal family is famous not only for its kinship with the Messenger of God, but by their hard work. Today it is impossible not to mention that one of the main concerns of the Kingdom of Morocco is a concern for the holy Jerusalem, maintaining peace and security in the Middle East. It is a sacred place for all the followers of the Abrahamic religions, Muslims, Christians and Jews.

Insha Allah, next month, in May, on the day of the Ascension of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) representatives of the three religions will travel to Jerusalem, to keep praying together.

Red flag shows the seriousness and enthusiasm of Moroccans, as well as the red part of the Russian tricolor. A gold star symbolizes possessors of paradise. Star personifies human and golden color – the people of Paradise.

Peace be with you, mercy and blessings of Allah!




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