In the name of Allah the Gracious and Merciful
Dear brothers and sisters!
On behalf of the Muslim religious board of the Republic ofTatarstan and myself I cordially congratulate you on the blessed Eid al-Fitr - Uraza-bayram!
For every true Muslim this day is great. Celebration of Fitr, which marks the end of fasting, a true symbol of love for our Creator. "If the people of my Ummah knew, - told the Messenger of Almighty (peace be upon him and blessings of Allah), - how great is blessing of Ramadan, they would wish Ramadan lasted a whole year." I express my sincere gratitude to the faithful Tatarstan residents, who have shown proper respect to all requirements of the Almighty Allah.
In recent years uraza falls on summer months, when the air temperature often rises to critical highs, but, praise be to Allah, no obstacles this time did not prevent us to pay tribute to the Lord of the Worlds and to make more works of mercy for people in need. And in this regard, you must always remember the words of our honorable Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and blessings of Allah): "Who falls asleep fed, knowing that his neighbor is hungry, his faith is flawed and insincere!".
Muslims of Tatarstan, who observed fasting not only with body but also by spirit, meet holiday of Fitr with joy, because, as we know from a reliable hadith: "The fasting man has two joys: one - when he break the fast, and the other - as he appears in front of his Lord."
Let all prayers of the fasting people during month of Ramadan be accepted by the Almighty and they could be cleansed from their sins. Let for every Muslim be the main eternal values of life, to the attainment of which we have aimed with worshiping the Creator in this holy month.
Traditions of Islam, like of other religions of the world, are based on the eternal values of justice, kindness, mercy and care about the near men, regardless of nationality or religion of a person. I ask the Almighty Creator to bestow his mercy to residents of Tatarstan in both worlds and help to live in peace and harmony to all followers of traditional religions and to strengthen our Ummah more, enriching it with knowledge and prosperity.
Chairman of MRB RT,
The Mufti of the Republic of Tatarstan
Kamil hazrat Samigullin