Islam

  • 9 July 2018, 12:05 | Religion and policy | 

    Russia automatically qualifies Crimean Tatar Muslims as terrorists

    Oleg Sentsov, a Kremlin's prisoner, is on a hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners. They are over 60 only according to official information. Among them, 24 are held captive in the Russian Federation, 40 - in the Crimea. And every week new searches and arrests take place on the peninsula. Russia automatically qualifies as terrorists the Crimean Tatars who profess Islam, Channel 24 reports.

  • 5 July 2018, 14:06 | Islam | 

    The first Ukrainian textbook on Islamic studies presented in Kyiv

    The third day of the VII International Youth Summer School of Islamic Studies, which began its work on July 1, 2018, began with the presentation of the textbook “Islamic Studies”.

  • 3 July 2018, 10:16 | Religion and policy | 

    Repression against believers of different faiths intensify in the occupied territories of Donbas

    Searches at the Al-Amal mosque in occupied Donetsk and its closure, conducted by the so-called State Security Ministry of DPR, is another step towards intensifying repression of believers in this territory, - President of the Center for Religious Studies and International Spiritual Relations Igor Kozlovskyy was reported as saying at a press conference of Ukrinform on July 2.

  • 2 July 2018, 10:37 | Religion and policy | 

    FSB framed up a case of putting on fire the Crimean Mufti’s house to bring discredit to the Medjlis

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP of Ukraine Mustafa Dzhemilev claims that the criminal case against Yerol Veliyev whom Russian FSB charged with extremism, who is an assistant to Dzhemilev, was framed up by Russian FSB investigators in order to bring discredit to the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people.

  • 12 June 2018, 11:21 | Religious relations | 

    Seminar on inter-confessional relations of the Muslim community held in Vinnytsia

    Round table "Inter-confessional relations: focus on the issues of the Muslim community" was held in Vinnytsia on June 8. The event is part of the "Intercultural Cities" Council of Europe Program and is being implemented in the city to encourage representatives of national communities to participate in the city's socio-cultural life, as well as to strengthen the intercultural dialogue between government and the public.

  • 5 June 2018, 10:14 | Protests and conflicts | 

    Russian authorities destroy the unfinished mosque in Crimea

    Fazil Ibraimov, one of the protest activists, was arrested on February 15, 2018 in Simferopol, two criminal cases were instituted against him. He is currently detained at the pretrial detention center of Simferopol.

  • 3 June 2018, 10:23 | Religious ceremonies and pilgrimage | 

    Ten thousands believers participate in a march for family values and rights of children

    The All-Ukrainian March for the Rights of Children and Families was held on Saturday, June 2, from Sofia Square through Independence Square and to the Verkhovna Rada. This is already the third such event, organized on the initiative of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations, the Institute of Religious Freedom report.

  • 21 May 2018, 10:10 | Terrorism | 

    Islamic State claims responsibility for church attack in Chechnya

    The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for an attack on a church in Russia’s Chechnya republic that killed three people, the group’s Amaq news agency said on Sunday, Reuters report.

  • 15 May 2018, 10:28 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Muslims continually arrested in occupied Crimea

    In the Russian- occupied Crimea, the village of. Baidary (Orlyne, Sevastopol) the raids were conducted early in the morning on May 10, 2018. According to their results, several Crimean Muslim Tatars were arrested, reports “Religion in Ukraine” citing Islam.in.ua.

  • 16 April 2018, 11:50 | Islam

    VII International Youth Summer School of Islamic Studies to be held in Kyiv

    Traditionally, religious scholars, historians, philosophers, religious figures and students who are interested in the phenomenon of Islam in the world and in Ukraine, gathered together to exchange views and share the results of their research and scientific research during the International Summer School of Islamic Studies.

  • 29 March 2018, 12:42 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims convene international women’s forum

    The League of Muslim Women of Ukraine and the NGO “Maryam” have initiate the International Women's Forum scheduled for April 7 in Kyiv.

  • 26 March 2018, 10:27 | Church-state relations | 

    UOC-KP believers are chased and deprived of their valuables

    According to Sedov, the community of Jehovah's Witnesses and the Krishnaites are also being persecuted on the peninsula. The human rights activist has noted that only the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) feels safe in the Crimea.

  • 7 March 2018, 17:44 | Church-state relations | 

    Lawsuits to be filed against violation of search procedure and discrimination of Muslims, says RAMU lawyer

    Following a search in the Islamic Cultural Center of Kyiv that took place on on March 6, a press conference was held with the participation of Said Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah", MP Refat Chubarov, the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Seyran Arifov, the chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association of Public Organizations "Alraid" and others.

  • 6 March 2018, 14:48 | Church-state relations | 

    The Islamic cultural centre in Kyiv was searched

    In the Islamic cultural center in Kyiv, the law enforcers conducted a search and allegedly seized prohibited literature. This was announced by mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine said Ismagilov in Facebook.

  • 21 February 2018, 09:38 | Islam | 

    Political religion is not a problem of sole Islam, - scholar

    The problem of the so-called "political religion" or its politicization is a phenomenon that affects not only Islamism, but also religions and the twenty-first century in general. Religion becomes an instrument for solving political problems in order to achieve the interests of individual elites, experts said during a press conference “Islam in politics: from the annexation of Crimea to the" Olive branch in Syria”, which took place in Kyiv on Tuesday, February 20.

  • 19 February 2018, 11:20 | Church-state relations | 

    Russian Council of Crimean Tatars set up in Crimea

    In the annexed Crimea, the Russian-backed Crimean Tatar people's council was established to “provide feedback between the authorities and the population.” This is reported by Krym.Realia, which cites the Russian media.

  • 7 February 2018, 10:29 | Protests and conflicts

    Crimean Muslims embark on hunger strike against demolition of the mosque

    Construction company Akura, which is engaged in the construction of the residential estate “Crimean Rose” in the Simferopol district of Striletsk city, is going to preserve "the building said to be a mosque” until the decision is adopted “by the authorities.”

  • 2 February 2018, 13:50 | Islam | 

    Muslim girls hold flash mob in Kyiv on the occasion of International Day of Hijab

    Ukrainian Muslim women are wearing hijabs not because they are controlled by anyone, a representative of Ukrainian Muslims Yulia Burnatseva claims.

  • 24 January 2018, 16:24 | Terrorism

    Three years since Russia began its persecution on fake ‘terrorism’ charges of Crimean Muslims

    It is exactly three years since the first FSB arrests of Crimean Muslims on fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges and almost that long since 32-year-old Crimean Tatar political prisoner Ruslan Zeytullaev last saw his three small daughters - – Sabriye, Mumine, and Nuriye.

  • 11 December 2017, 08:53 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslim believers to sign the Social Concept of Ukrainian Muslims

    Ukrainian followers of Islam are to sign this day the “Social Concept of Muslims of Ukraine.”