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Placed: 18.12.2015 18:56:08

Odessa Muslims celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

The Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov took part in a solemn event dedicated to the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. Photo

A solemn event dedicated to celebration of the Prophet Muhammad birthday was held at the Palace of Culture of Odessa National Polytechnic University on December 17, 2015. On this occasion, The Mufti of Ukraine Sheikh Ahmed Tamim brought to Odessa a shrine - the hairspring of the Prophet.
Among the guests were more than 1,000 members of the public who are united by Islam.

Addressing to the guests Sheikh Ahmed Tamim called on the Muslims of Ukraine to contribute in strengthening of a cohesive multi-ethnic, multicultural and multi-religious society tirelessly.
"We are the Muslims, and we are Ukrainians. We all, regardless of religion, must be very attentive to each other, especially in this difficult time for Ukraine. This month we are holding 58 events by the country to tell what the problems exist in Ukraine and what to do to save the peaceful co-existence ", - said the mufti of Ukraine Ahmed Tamim.

Imam of Odessa Sheikh Ilyas Umarov noted that multinational Muslim community of Odessa lives as a one big family, "Odessa is international and very friendly city, where no one asks what faith and nationality you are and the residents feel comfortable there".

Congratulating the guests on one of the most important Muslim holidays, the Mayor of Odessa Gennadiy Trukhanov wished the guests happiness, peace, prosperity, love and unity.

"There are many nationalities and confessions in Odessa. But I see the fraternal unity of our prayers. We all are united today in the fact that every family needs peace, quietness, welfare and prosperity. Today, Odessa and Ukraine need understanding, bringing together all the peoples to maintain peace and tranquility in our common home", - said Gennadiy Trukhanov.

The mothers with many children of Odessa also congratulated and thanked the Muslims. For a long time the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine in Odessa gives them regular charitable assistance.









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