Today, the Islamic world is experiencing a severe trials, which can be overcome only through joint efforts. This was stated by Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov at the plenary session of the VI All-Russian Forum of Tatar religious figures “National identity and religion”, which takes place in Kazan from June 12 to 14, 2015.
The event was held at the “Korston” . Also, the forum was attended by the Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin, chairman of the Russia Council of Muftis, Ravil Gainutdin, chairman Talgat Central Religious Board of Muslims Tadzhutdin, rector of the Russian Islamic University Rafik Mukhametshin, Chairman of the Executive Committee of World Congress of Tatars Rinat Zakirov and others.
The plenary session was opened by reading suras of the Holy Qur’an.
Acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov welcomed the delegates and guests of the forum. According to him, holding a National Forum of Tatar Muslim leaders on the eve of “Izge Bolgar zhyeny” has become a tradition. He said that representatives of the Islamic communities from the 63 subjects of Russia have gathered in Kazan . Rustam Minnikhanov thanked all the participants for today’s event, noting that each member of the audience makes an invaluable contribution to the maintenance of inter-confessional and inter-religious harmony in Russia.
❝ «In this forum, we cover not only issues relating to religious themes, but also many others: the future of our nation, of our language, of our youth. We discuss how we can strengthen the dialogue with other religions “, – Rustam Minnikhanov said.
He stressed that the solution to all these issues, the forum participants must respect the opinions of others, to be united and to listen to each other.
Today, the Islamic world is going through severe trials, one of which is the threat of international terrorism, according to Acting President of the Republic of Tatartsan. “These problems is faced not only by Russia, but the whole world. To overcome these difficulties, we are feasible only if we are united, “- he added.
Rustam Minnikhanov said that on behalf of President Vladimir Putin, he heads a group of the Strategic Vision “Russia – Islamic World”. Those proposals and ideas, to be announced in the framework of this forum will be addressed through the work of this group, he said. “In Russia, there are more than 20 million. Muslims, and throughout the world – about $ 2 billion. This is a very large force,” – said acting President of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Rustam Minnikhanov wished the participants of the Forum fruitful work and invited everyone to take part in the event “Izge Bolag zhyeny”, which is to held tomorrow, June 14, 2015.
Then Rustam Minnikhanov presented state awards of the Republic of Tatarstan to religious figures who had contributed to the preservation and development of the Muslim tradition.
Press Service President of the Republic of Tatarstan Bulat Nizameev