The largest European Mosque,built by Nicholas II, 111 years ago, was restored in Moscow
On the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr on September 23 in Moscow opens Europe’s largest Mosque, able to accommodate 10 thousand worshipers at a time. The mosque was under construction 10 years, and the Muslim complex is on the site is already 111 years.
The opening ceremony will come head of the friendly Muslim states, as well as Russian Muslim politicians. It is expected the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Palestine – Mahmoud Abbas, Kazakhstan – Nursultan Nazarbayev, as well as the heads of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov and the Republic of Tatarstan – Rustam Minnikhanov.
Mosque was built in 1904 in Moscow with the highest expression of the will of the Emperor Nicholas II and the mayor of Moscow Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, who spent most tolerant ethnic and religious policies. Emperor patronized Muslims, Buddhists, people of all religions. As this fact influenced the revolutionary activities in 1917 is unknown. However, the “wild” Muslim Division had not saved his sovereign – the patron saint of the arrest of the Provisional Government, and later the Bolsheviks. Is it possible to carry out a historical parallel? Maybe, yes. The migration of Muslims from the Middle East to Europe and from Central Asia to Russia still continues. And in the process of establishing dialogue with them, it is important to give priority to the Russian Islam as a part of the Russian spiritual life.
Therefore, the construction of mosque in Moscow – an important step in the strengthening of peace Russian Islam as opposed to terrorist activity in the Middle East litseIGIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).