Russia: Muslims set up Supreme Coordinating Council

Russia: Muslims set up Supreme Coordinating Council

Representatives of three centralized Islamic organizations of Russia agreed to establish the Supreme Coordinating Council of Russian Muslims.

Representatives of the Central Muslim Board of Russia, the Council of Muftis of Russia and Coordinating Center of Muslims of the North Caucasus at the session of joint working group in Moscow chaired by Petersburg Mufti Jafar Ponchayev unanimously supported CMBR head Talgat Tajuddin as he proposed setting up the Supreme Coordination Council of Russian Muslims without forming a legal entity, an Interfax-Religion correspondent reports.

"Recognizing absolute necessity to unite Muslim Ummah (community – IF), the working group considers inacceptable and impossible to set up a one religious Muslim organization at the present moment," the working group said in its statement conveyed to journalists.

The participants unanimously rejected the idea of convening All-Russian Muslim Congress and electing a "Muslim Patriarch."


Source: Interfax (English)

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