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Chechnya’s Shali mosque important religious center: Kuwait

SHALI, Chechen Republic: Amiri Diwan Advisor Dr Abdullah Al-Maatouq delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the grand mosque in Shali city, Chechnya. – KUNA

SHALI, Chechen Republic: The grand mosque in Shali city, Chechnya, is an “architectural achievement” and “important religious center,” a Kuwaiti official said Friday. Delivering a speech at the opening of the mosque, representative of the State of Kuwait, Amiri Diwan Advisor and Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Dr Abdullah Al-Maatouq hoped that the facility would contribute to the spiritual welfare of the Chechen people and the Muslims in the region.

Maatouq conveyed, during the occasion, greetings from the UN global humanitarian leader, His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to President Kadyrov, commending the latter on the efforts to construct the mosque.

Maatouq stressed that building mosques was an important factor in Islam, saying that the first action undertaken by Prophet Mohammad, peace and blessing be upon him, when he migrated to Medina was to construct a mosque for the first Islamic community. The mosque plays a vital role in the lives of Muslims worldwide, affirmed the Kuwaiti official, adding that such facilities encouraged piety, humbleness and overall goodness.

Delegations from Arab and Islamic nations were present at the opening ceremony of the mosque named after Prophet Mohammad peace and blessings be upon him. The event attended was by senior officials including Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov. Later on Friday, President Kadyrov received Maatouq at the presidential palace in the capital Grozny. Maatouq also met with the Mufti of Chechnya Salah Mezhiev in the Chechen capital Grozny yesterday. – KUNA

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