On 30 April, Muslims of Tatarstan gathered at the Kazan Expo Exhibition Centre to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Republican Iftar 2022. Around 10 000 people took part in it.
This year Tatarstan marks the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by Volga Bulgaria and the Republican Iftar coincided with this great event.
The event was organized by the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, the Ak Bars Arena Directorate, and the Tugan Avylym National Tourist Complex with the support of the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre.
An extensive cultural and educational program was organized for the guests of the event. A halal market was opened at Kazan Expo, where 15 Tatarstan manufacturers presented their products, and there was also a women’s Muslim fashion show, Modest Fashion Show.
Several domestic and foreign clothing brands participated in the fashion show: Bureau Banu, F.Lab23, MAZALTOV MAN, IRADA, STEINBERG, Alga and headwear brand Dilbar Zakirova. Jannat Mingazova, the founder of Modest Covered, delivered welcoming remarks.
Religious music lovers were able to listen to nasheeds and munajats performed by the Alpar ethno-folk band.
Jalil Fazliyev, Chief Qazi of the Republic of Tatarstan, addressed the audience. He congratulated all those present on the occasion and wished them to keep the fast in the name of Allah.
At the end of the program, Mufti Kamil Samigullin, the Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan, delivered a speech noting that this year’s event had been organized at a very high level and that other republics of the Russian Federation followed the example of Tatarstan in holding their iftars.
He also reminded the audience that only one day was left before the end of Ramadan and this was the last chance to take advantage of the goodness of that holy month.
‘Ramadan is a true spiritual school. We learn our lesson every day of this month and realize the value of a sip of water and a piece of bread,’ the Mufti added.
500 volunteers were recruited to organize the iftar, who began their work long before the event. Among them, there were students of Tatar educational institutions and activists of youth organizations from all over the republic.
For guests of the event, free suburban train rides were organized from Kazan Pass station to the venue of the Republican Iftar and back.