The delegation of Syria visited the CMSB of Russia

The delegation of Syria visited the CMSB of Russia 09.10.2014

Due the invitation of the Central Muslim Spiritual Board of Russia and personally its Chairman, Supreme mufti, Sheikh-ul-Islam Talgat Safa Tadzhuddin in 8-10 August 2014 the delegation of the Syrian Arab Republic, headed by the Minister of Awqaf (religious property) His Excellency Muhammad Abdusattar Assaid visited to the capital of Bashkortostan.

The three-day visit was intense. The guests got acquainted with the sights of the city. They visited the First mosque in Ufa, noting the peculiarity of the new night shimmering lights of the minaret, the only one in our mega police. Then they examined erected on the site of the temple the complex, consisting of libraries, hotels, rooms for nikah (Muslim marriage) and other special rooms. They were impressed by the building-mosque «Lala-Tulpan», where on the first day of the visit, the Syrians gave a lecture to shakirds of Russian Islamic University of the CMSB of Russia. Muhammad Assaid told about the true values of Islam; clearly differentiate extremism and radicalism, wreaking havoc in his home country and which has no relation to the traditional religion of the Muslims. He noted that a believer needs to be armed not with weapons, but with knowledge. Chairman of the Union of scientists of the countries of the Middle East Muhammad Taufik Ramadan Said, invited in his turn all comers to further education in Syrian universities.

On the second day, a meeting was held with representatives of the presidential Administration of the President of Republic Bashkortostan. The guests were told about the leading enterprises of Bashkortostan, its natural resources, created social programs and the development of education in the region. They also discussed the problems of vahhabism in the Republic and in the world.

Next, the Syrian delegation proceeded to the CMSB of Russia, where was the main event of the visit, was the signing of an agreement between the Central Muslim Spiritual  Board for Russia and the Ministry of Awqaf of the Syrian Arab Republic. The main chapters of the document touched on the exchange of experience in the field of scientific research, production, publications, and development programs in audio-visual media as a means of modern cultural education in Islam. The agreement calls for the promotion of religious activity among muslim women in various fields, to work in charitable and humanitarian projects, to participate in the Islamic meetings and conferences held in both countries. A special role was assigned to the receipt of higher Islamic education. To the Ministry of Awqaf of Syria in this regard, the Spiritual Board expressed its sincere appreciation for the help of his Russian islamic university and other educational and religious institutions through preferential terms for students in the organization of their education and training in the relevant Syrian universities and training centers, for their willingness to support the establishment when these Russian academy of islamic sciences in the capital of Bashkortostan.

This event became a logical continuation of long-term relationships of oldest Muslim center of our country and the millions of Ummah Syria. At the invitation of Talgat Tadzhuddin the Ufa city repeatedly visited by the Supreme mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic Sheikh Ahmad Badr al-Din Hasun, attending as a guest of honor at all significant forums the past three years. In his speeches he emphasized the highest level of actual freedom of the faithful citizens of the Russian Federation; in particular, adherents of traditional Islam, clearly alluding to the credit for this guide not only the muslim community but also the state. The agreement was a kind of quintessence of the friendship of two Supreme mufti, two sheikhs, and two spiritual leaders of their countries.

On the same day the news agency «Bashinform» held a press conference. Journalists were able to ask the most relevant questions related to the signed Agreement, the difficult situation in Syria and relations between the two countries. They did not remain without attention and the situation in Ukraine. As explained by Muhammad Assaid what happening in this country is very similar to what was happening in Syria at the beginning of the well-known events. He stressed that the fight against the destructive ideas of the West should return ideas, not to grab the gun and kill each other.

The question was asked about the process of coming muslims of the Crimea to the russian ummah. Talgat Tadzhuddin answered:

«In May, we visited one of the areas of the Crimea - Belogorsk. I had a meeting with the mufti Amirali Ablaev. Now, of course, they will integrate and enter in the muslim community of Russia. We had good communication before. Even in the years of perestroika, when in the 89th year we opened in Ufa the first madrasa after seventy years of state atheism, we studied young Crimean Tatars. Many of them are now serving in muslim communities, which on the peninsula somewhere around three hundred. They are united by the Spiritual administration of muslims of Crimea. Recently we were visited by a delegation of the Spiritual center of Muslims of the Crimea. They announced that they wanted to create a Central spiritual administration of Muslims of Crimea. During our negotiations, we noted that these two organizations should cooperate with each other to restore unity in the Peninsula. We are ready to cooperate with them in education and training is to enroll students, or to send our teachers in the Crimea. And we hope that this cooperation will develop. There is a desire and from our side, and from religious organizations of the Crimea. We are very happy that they came back because the muslims of the peninsula we have very many aspects of life, in particular, they speak almost the same language spoken by the tatars and bashkirs. They are close to us on a national basis, we several centuries lived in a single state.»

The discussion continued in the Bashkir state pedagogical University named M.Akmulla, where the audience was followed by students and teachers of secular University. After a short digression on the history of Syria and characteristics of Muslim education in the country, guests answered questions from the audience. In the audience of students appeared willing to continue their education in Syrian universities, which once again gives a reason to consider a visit to the Arab delegation to our country productive.



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