Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Eid al-Adha to Muslims in the country. (REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin)
Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Muslims in the country celebrate Eid al-Adha and the Hajj in Mecca finish, it was announced to the press service of the Kremlin on Saturday.
"For centuries, the feast full of light and feeling this good, bring people in togetherness, respect kindness and compassion in society, fostering appreciation to religious rules and traditions," Putin said in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency .
It was good that the Muslim community in Russia is actively involved in community life, build amaliah, educational activities, relentless attention to strengthening family values, and contributed significantly in the maintenance of inter-religious harmony and inter-ethnic, Putin said.
Meanwhile, the congregation gathered in the Moscow Cathedral Mosque since 06.00 local time on Saturday to attend the Eid warning. Mufti sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin, the leader of the Russian Mufti Council, will deliver the sermon and prayers feast.
Four mosques in Moscow into a memorial Eid al-Adha on Saturday.
In recent years, more than 150.000 people have always gathered to mark Islamic holidays in Moscow.
Eid al-Adha is celebrated to commemorate the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, who willingly sacrifice his son Ishmael in order to run the command of God but Allah then replace Ismail with a sheep.
Source: ANTARA News