Islam

  • 3 January 2019, 12:04 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims to gather for All-Ukrainian Congress of Muslim Communities

    Ummah, the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, and the Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea have issued a joint statement saying that to consolidate Muslims more intensively in the context of a larger need for a greater consolidation of the entire Ukrainian society, Muslim spiritual leaders -- in particular the Religious Administration of the Muslims of Crimea, the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine Ummah, independent communities and other Muslim organizations of Ukraine -- will convene the All-Ukrainian Congress of Muslim Communities in the first half of 2019. All Muslim communities and organizations of Ukraine will be invited to participate in this event, reports Religion in Ukraine.

  • 2 January 2019, 11:08 | International relations | 

    Patriarch Bartholomew wishes Crimean Tatars quick return to Homeland

    The leader of the Crimean Tatars, MP Mustafa Dzhemilev will be present at the handing over of the Tomos to the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, Metropolitan Epifaniy, in Istanbul. As Dzhemilev shared, he had already met with the Ecumenical Patriarch and had a conversation with him.

  • 26 December 2018, 12:02 | Religion and policy | 

    Muslims are not terrorists: flash mob to support Crimean Tatars goes global

    Crimean Tatars from different parts of the world take part in a flash mob, organized on the eve of sentencing of the individuals of Bakhchisaray's Hizb ut-Tahrir case.

  • 17 December 2018, 12:10 | Religious relations | 

    Muslims of Ukraine expressed their respect and readiness to cooperate with the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

    The Muslims of Ukraine have attested to the spiritual affinity of Christians and Muslims and their readiness for cooperation, for the sake of the happy future of Ukraine. This is stated in the congratulatory message sent from the Mufti of Ukraine Said Ismagilov to the newly elected Metropolitan Epifaniy of Kyiv and All Ukraine.

  • 13 November 2018, 09:14 | Islam | 

    Ukrainian Muslims to assemble for 6th Congress in Kyiv

    Spirituality. Unity. Patriotism is a slogan of the 6th Congress of Muslims in Ukraine, to be held on November 23, in the National Palace of Arts "Ukraine" in Kyiv which will gather about 4,000 Muslim delegates from all over Ukraine and will be the largest event of the Muslim community during the whole period of independence.

  • 7 November 2018, 09:35 | Islam | 

    All-Ukrainian contest of Koran experts announced

    On November 10-11, 2018, the knowledge and skills of the Qur'an readers will be assessed in the Ukrainian capital.

  • 30 October 2018, 11:41 | Religion and society | 

    Emirali Ablaev re-elected Crimean Mufti

    Emirali Ablaev was re-elected the Mufti of Crimea for the next five years. The vote was held during the sixth Kurultay of the Crimean Tatars held in Simferopol. According to Islam Today, several hundred delegates from all regions of the peninsula took part.

  • 26 October 2018, 09:36 | Religion and society | 

    Ukrainian Muslims about Russian Mufti’s recent statement: Autocephaly is none of your business

    Muslims should not interfere in the affairs of Christians. If someone has the right to comment on the provision of autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, those should be the Ukrainian and not Russian Muslims, nor the Muslims from other countries.

  • 19 September 2018, 10:40 | International relations | 

    Mustafa Dzhemilev tells how he persuaded Erdogan of the necessity of autocephaly

    The leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, said that he had intensively discussed with the Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He said this in an interview with BBC, according to TSN.

  • 29 August 2018, 12:33 | Religious intolerance and vandalism | 

    Black man and hijab-wearing woman refused entry to a restaurant in Sumy

    In Sumy, a young couple were not let into the restaurant at a pretext that they are foreigners. The waiters identified their citizenship based on the skin color of the male and the female's Muslim outfit. They demanded the visitors to show passports, but the latter refused and stood up for their rights, TSN reports.

  • 22 August 2018, 13:50 | Islam | 

    Kyiv Muslims pray for peace in Ukraine

    On the first day of the Kurban-Bayram holiday, Muslims in Kyiv prayed for peace in Ukraine. The most imposrtant Islamic holiday, Kurban-Bayram ('Id Al Adha), which is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Zul Hija, on August 21, was celebrated in the mosque Ar-Rahma, on Podil. More than 3,000 believers gathered here. They include the Crimean Tatars, representatives of the Azerbaijani community, and Bangladeshis, and Africans – all of them, on August 21, assembled to celebrate the religious holiday, regardless of nationality.

  • 21 August 2018, 10:30 | Religious holidays and traditions | 

    Ukrainian Muslims celebrate Eid al-adha

    Muslims of different nationalities have gathered in the Ar-Rahma mosque in Lukyanovka district and started celebrating the Eid al-Adha.

  • 8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 

    Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

    In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

  • 3 August 2018, 11:27 | Religion and policy | 

    Muslims having relatives in Ukraine come to the attention of security service of Belarus

    Special services of the Republic of Belarus start to closely watch Muslims who have relatives in Odessa and Kherson regions, as well as in Kyiv. This was reported on Facebook by Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov, UNN reports.

  • 27 July 2018, 11:22 | Islam | 

    Muslims in Dnipro get back the building of Katerynoslavska cathedral mosque

    On July 25, Dnipro City Council session returned to the Muslims the building of Katerynoslavska Cathedral Mosque, which before the 1917 revolution was a center of Islamic life and one of the most beautiful urban buildings.

  • 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.