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    ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray



    Muslims attend special prayers on the first day of Kurban Bairam (Eid al-Adha) along a street in Moscow on Sunday. (Reuters)

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: Nov 6, 2011 13:54 Updated: Nov 6, 2011 20:56

    MOSCOW: Tens of thousands of Muslim men knelt shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer on the freezing streets of Moscow on Sunday to celebrate the religious holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

    Estimates of the number of Muslims living or working in the Russian capital run from 2 million to as high as 5 million, but the city only has a few mosques.

    [HI]Police said 170,000 people celebrated the holiday in Moscow, including 80,000 who gathered on the street outside what was once the main mosque. The 100-year-old pastel green Cathedral Mosque was torn down in September and a new mosque being built next to it is still under construction.
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    [HI]Many of those who braved temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) to pray on Sunday morning were migrant workers from countries in Central Asia that were once part of the Soviet Union[/HI].

    “Of course new mosques are needed,” said Maruv, a shop worker from Tajikistan who gave only his first name. “Look at how many people are in the street and it’s cold. They have been standing here waiting for the beginning of prayers since 6 a.m. and there are no facilities.”

    Police cordoned off the area and set up metal detectors to screen worshippers. The mosque is located next to the Olympic Stadium, where this weekend women tennis players from Russia and the Czech Republic played the Fed Cup final.

    Muslim prayers also were held at three other mosques and in three city parks.

    Eid Al-Adha, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, is known as Kurban-Bairam in Russia.

    Russia’s Council of Muftis said that for the first time this year the ritual slaughter of sheep was performed at 10 slaughterhouses on the outskirts of Moscow. In past years, Muscovites have complained angrily about the killing of sheep in the courtyards of apartment buildings in the city center.

    Muslim and government leaders apparently made a special effort this year to address the rising ethnic tensions that have accompanied the influx of Muslim migrants, including many from the Caucasus republics in southern Russia.

    “We, Russian Muslims, are proud of our fatherland, Russia, and we are trying to make Russia proud of us, our culture and our contribution to the modernization and development of our state,” the head of the Council of Muftis, Ravil Gainutdin, was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying during the prayer service.

    President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin both sent holiday messages to Muslims in which they stressed the importance of instilling the young with moral values and promoting religious and ethnic accord.



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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    My father was one amongst them to join at this old age in that freezing temperature

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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

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    Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray



    Muslims attend special prayers on the first day of Kurban Bairam (Eid al-Adha) along a street in Moscow on Sunday. (Reuters)

    By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: Nov 6, 2011 13:54 Updated: Nov 6, 2011 20:56

    MOSCOW: Tens of thousands of Muslim men knelt shoulder-to-shoulder in prayer on the freezing streets of Moscow on Sunday to celebrate the religious holiday of Eid Al-Adha.

    Estimates of the number of Muslims living or working in the Russian capital run from 2 million to as high as 5 million, but the city only has a few mosques.

    [HI]Police said 170,000 people celebrated the holiday in Moscow, including 80,000 who gathered on the street outside what was once the main mosque. The 100-year-old pastel green Cathedral Mosque was torn down in September and a new mosque being built next to it is still under construction.
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    [HI]Many of those who braved temperatures of minus 8 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) to pray on Sunday morning were migrant workers from countries in Central Asia that were once part of the Soviet Union[/HI].

    “Of course new mosques are needed,” said Maruv, a shop worker from Tajikistan who gave only his first name. “Look at how many people are in the street and it’s cold. They have been standing here waiting for the beginning of prayers since 6 a.m. and there are no facilities.”

    Police cordoned off the area and set up metal detectors to screen worshippers. The mosque is located next to the Olympic Stadium, where this weekend women tennis players from Russia and the Czech Republic played the Fed Cup final.

    Muslim prayers also were held at three other mosques and in three city parks.

    Eid Al-Adha, a feast celebrated by Muslims worldwide, is known as Kurban-Bairam in Russia.

    Russia’s Council of Muftis said that for the first time this year the ritual slaughter of sheep was performed at 10 slaughterhouses on the outskirts of Moscow. In past years, Muscovites have complained angrily about the killing of sheep in the courtyards of apartment buildings in the city center.

    Muslim and government leaders apparently made a special effort this year to address the rising ethnic tensions that have accompanied the influx of Muslim migrants, including many from the Caucasus republics in southern Russia.

    “We, Russian Muslims, are proud of our fatherland, Russia, and we are trying to make Russia proud of us, our culture and our contribution to the modernization and development of our state,” the head of the Council of Muftis, Ravil Gainutdin, was quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency as saying during the prayer service.

    President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin both sent holiday messages to Muslims in which they stressed the importance of instilling the young with moral values and promoting religious and ethnic accord.
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    My father was one amongst them to join at this old age in that freezing temperature


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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    woo sab joo kesi larki ky jeans pehan leny say yaa kesi k song sun leny say foran kahty hain k islam tabah hoo jai gaa naooz billah or foran unka islam khatry main per jata hai

    main un say poochta hoon agar esa hota tu pher europe say tu muslmaon kaa kab say safaya hoo chuka hota. or europe main sab say taizi say pehlny wala mazhab islam naa hota.

    main dating, or open relationships koo defend nahi kar raha beshak woo islam ny mana kia hai es baton say or humeen es musliman en say gurez karna chahy magar khuda kaa naam leen es say esa naa kaha kareen k islam he kahtary main per gia hai or naozibillah or uska hall hath main dandy uthaa kar unkoo marny ko naa dooreen

    haan tableeg kareen samjhain agar koi samjh lee gaa tu uska apna faida hai nahi samjhy gaa tu beshak woo khud jawab deh hai Allah paak koo


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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    Islam is likely to become the primary religion in the Russian Federation by 2050 due to the high birth rate in Muslim republics.

    The current Chinese-led conquest of Russia’s Far East already seems to be a matter of immediate concern for the Kremlin. The ethnic birth rate disproportion in different regions of the country is another problem. The Muslim community may become the largest community by the middle of the current century. Therefore, Islam has all chances to become the predominant religion in Russia.


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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    Quote Originally Posted by freshnkool View Post
    woo sab joo kesi larki ky jeans pehan leny say yaa kesi k song sun leny say foran kahty hain k islam tabah hoo jai gaa naooz billah or foran unka islam khatry main per jata hai

    main un say poochta hoon agar esa hota tu pher europe say tu muslmaon kaa kab say safaya hoo chuka hota. or europe main sab say taizi say pehlny wala mazhab islam naa hota.

    main dating, or open relationships koo defend nahi kar raha beshak woo islam ny mana kia hai es baton say or humeen es musliman en say gurez karna chahy magar khuda kaa naam leen es say esa naa kaha kareen k islam he kahtary main per gia hai or naozibillah or uska hall hath main dandy uthaa kar unkoo marny ko naa dooreen

    haan tableeg kareen samjhain agar koi samjh lee gaa tu uska apna faida hai nahi samjhy gaa tu beshak woo khud jawab deh hai Allah paak koo
    Different patients require different medication. Like wise you have to look at the situation. Is the person is listening to music or is the person saying MOOSIQI RROH KI GHIZA hae! so when someone saying moosiqi rooh ki ghiza hae then voices should be raised against such statements. I hope you understand.


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    Re: ALLAH HO AKBAR: Muslims brave freezing Moscow streets to pray

    Governments should not allow crowd to pray on roads and streets. And these people should also respect traffic and others. Trying to show that ....look at me, how big believer I am....is not humble gesture. I don't know if people should appreciate law breaking crowd?



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