Moscow. 9 Oct. INTERFAX – last Saturday evening, the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud met in Moscow with nine Russian Muftis.
From the Russian side the meeting was attended by the head of the Central spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin, head of the Spiritual Assembly of Russian Muslims Albir Krganov, the mufti of Dagestan Ahmad Abdullayev, mufti of Tatarstan Kamil Samigullin, mufti of Chechnya Salah Mezhiev, head of the coordination Council of North Caucasus Muslims Ismail Berdiyev, head of the international Islamic mission Shafig Pshikhachev, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Muftis Council Rushan Abbyasov and head of the Islamic center of Ingushetia Albogachiev Muhammad.
“During the cordial meeting we discussed the development of Islam in the world”, – A. Krganov told the correspondent of “Interfax-Religion”.
During the meeting, the king stressed that in Islam there is no place for radicalism and extremism, and the Russian Muftis agreed that it is necessary to educate people, and agreed on cooperation in this direction.
On behalf of the Russian Muslim leaders by right of seniority
with a formal speech by the mufti T. Tajuddin.
Commenting on the meeting, A. Krganov has pointed out that “the Russian Federation’s authority in the world and in the Arab world is growing,” and the arrival of the king of Saudi Arabia
is a high recognition of this authority in the international arena, a manifestation of “respect for authority and respect for the people of the Russian Federation”.
“This should be cherished and further strengthen our relations,” – said the spiritual leader.
Following the meeting, the king invited the Russian Muftis to make a pilgrimage to the Holy sites of Saudi Arabia.