The Mufti of Moscow and Russia's Central Region Albir Krganov has called on Muslims to integrate more in the Russian society.
"Arabs often learnt construction, architecture and warfare from other nations. This is how the society makes progress, through mutual enrichment. And those who do not learn lag behind. One also has to be able to fit into the reality. Not to dictate their own things all the time. A Muslim is obliged to learn to live within a society without causing discomfort to anyone," the mufti said in his sermon on the occasion of the Eid ul-Fitr holiday.
On Tuesday, he performed a Muslim prayer at a specially equipped pavilion at the Sokolniki Park. For the first time, Moscow authorities provided the Islamic community with additional space for the festive service.