On August 8-9 the delegation of the Muslim religious board of Tatarstan headed by mufti of Tatarstan Kamil hazrat Samigullina made a working visit to the Nizhny Novgorod region to the city Dzerzhinsk, where were hosted celebrations to mark the opening of a new mosque.
The delegation included the first deputy mufti Rustam hazrat Batrov, chief kazy of RT Jalil hazrat Fazlyev, deputy mufti Rustam hazrat Khayrullin and director of madrassa named after the 1000th anniversary of the adoption of Islam Ilyas hazrat Ziganshin.
The opening ceremony was attended by the chairman of the Council of muftis of Russia Ravil Gainutdin, chairman of MRB of Nizhny Novgorod region, mufti Gayaz hazrat Zakirov, governor of Nizhny Novgorod Valery Shantsev, muftis from different regions, representatives of the local business, parishoners of mosque and invited guests. Participation in the opening of the mosque took place at the invitation of sheikh Ravil hazrat Gaynutdin.
By tradition the event began with the reading of the Noble Quran, then with a welcoming words performed invited guests.
The chairman of MRB RT, mufti Kamil hazrat Samigullin also spoke to the assembled guests. He noted the importance of the construction of mosques and congratulated Muslims of Nizhny Novgorod region on this wonderful event. Then he on behalf of MRB RT presented commemorative gifts, including a complete set of books of the publishing house "Huzur" - to sheikh Ravil hazrat Gainutdin and mufti Gayaz hazrat Zakirov. Also in his speech he thanked all those who took part in the construction of the mosque and said that their work will not remain unnoticed.
Note that last night mufti of Tatarstan took part in a gala dinner in honor of the opening of the mosque which was organized by MRB of Nizhny Novgorod region at one of the restaurants of town.
Here he made a congratulatory speech and on behalf of MRB RT presented gifts to the governor of region Valery Shantsev.
Also at the dinner was an informal meeting with sheikh Ravil hazrat Gaynutdin and mufti Gayaz hazrat Zakirov where were discussed various issues of cooperation between centralized Muslim organizations, as well as the latest trends taking place in the Muslim community.
It is also worth noting that after the celebrations to mark the opening of a new mosque guests had a cultural program with a performance of group "Miras" and holding of Sabantuy in a city park.