How to convert to Islam in Moscow

Rejection of past faith

Before you convert to Islam, you must renounce your previous faith. Although all the world’s religions (Buddhism, Islam, Christianity) preach the principles of good and respect, the transition to a new faith is negatively perceived by most followers of your former religion. The very procedure of “renunciation” as presented in many religions does not exist in Islam. You will not be forced to renounce Jesus if you are a follower of Catholicism or Orthodoxy. Moreover, Islam recognizes Christ as a prophet under the name “Isa”. The

Qur’an

initiation rite

is the holy book of Muslims, and according to the Qur’an everyone who wishes to recognize Allah can become Muslims. There are many mosques in Moscow and you need to visit an Islamic temple to adopt religion.

One of the main mosques of the capital is the Historical Mosque. It is located at: Str. Bolshaya Tatarskaya, house 28. The Great Cathedral Mosque is also known – one of the oldest in Russia (is under reconstruction). In total, there are more than 300 mosques in Moscow; you can find faith in any Islamic temple.

Traditions, holidays

Muslims are treated respectfully in Russia, in our country not only there are many mosques, but there are even regions with the dominant Muslim religion . This is Tatarstan, Dagestan, Chechen Republic. Every right-wing Muslim seeks to make a pilgrimage to the main Islamic shrine – the black stone “Kaaba” in Mecca.

There are many places to meet Islamic holidays in Moscow. The festival of “Kurban Bayram” is of particular importance to the followers of Islam. For this holiday it is necessary to make a sacrifice, having slaughtered bought without bargaining, on honestly earned money, a ram. At one time, holding “Kurban-Bayram” in Moscow faced serious difficulties – the sacrifice was performed in unsuitable places. Today, this problem has been solved by the Council of Muftis (Islamic priest) of Russia: there are special Muslim meat slaughterhouses where you need to perform sacrifice.

Islam in the life of the

“New Converts” can not be easy to master the everyday foundations of Islam. First, it is necessary to observe five times ablution every day. The longest fast – the month of “Ramadan” – is difficult. It is possible to eat during Ramadan only with sunrise.

“ Halal” is a special Muslim food. The first store selling food for Muslims in Russia was the Bakhetle supermarket in Kazan, capital of the republic of Tatarstan. Recently, “Bahetle” opened in Moscow as well.

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