Thousands of Muslims attend Eid al-Adha prayers in Moscow

  • Date of Publication : 12/09/2016 at 09:24 GMT
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Thousands of Muslims in Russia and Muslims from other countries residing in the country today gathered in Moscow’s largest mosque to perform prayers of Eid al-Adha (Eid-Qorban).

Eid al-Adha’s prayer was performed by Ravel Ainuddin, Head of Council of Muftis of Russia.

After the prayer, Mr. Ainudding described the Islamic philosophy of Eid al- Adha and advice the people to obey the orders of Allah and follow the precepts of Islam.

Russia has 20 million Muslims, most of them residing in historic Muslim dominated-areas such as the North Caucasus, Tatars tan and Bashkortostan.

According to various estimates, Moscow has about one to two million Muslims.

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