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Valeriya Porokhova called to drive salafis out of Kazakhstan

The Islam expert gave a video-conference lecture to representatives of Kazakhstan law-enforcement authorities.

Valeriya Porokhova called to drive salafis out of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti Absattar Hadji Derbissali. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Extremists' threats are nonsense: Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti

Absattar Hadji Derbissali called Kazakhstan residents to stay calm and to not take the threats of Djund Al-Khalifat seriously.

Extremists' threats are nonsense: Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti
Valeriya Porokhova. ©RIA Novosti
Islam allows to "combine prayers": Valeriya Porokhova

Islam expert Valeriya Porokhova does not oppose closure of prayer rooms in Kazakhstan's public offices and explains that Islam allows combining prayers.

Islam allows to "combine prayers": Valeriya Porokhova
Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti Absattar kazhi Derbissali. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti: Problem with radical Islamists will resolve itself

Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti thinks that the problem with radical Islamists will be solved by itself if religious schools keep educating new imams.

Kazakhstan's Supreme mufti: Problem with radical Islamists will resolve itself
Hajj will be $300 more expensive for Muslims from Kazakhstan in 2011
Hajj will be $300 more expensive for Muslims from Kazakhstan in 2011

Hajj-package for pilgrimage to Mecca will cost $3,700 in 2011, which is $300 more expensive than last year.

Hajj will be $300 more expensive for Muslims from Kazakhstan in 2011
Kairat Lama Sharif, Chairman of the Agency for Religion. flickr.com
The new law does not impair the equality of religions: Chairman of the Agency for Religion

According to him, Islam and Russian Orthodox Church have occupied their niches, maintaining inter-faith dialogue and channels of social interaction.

The new law does not impair the equality of religions: Chairman of the Agency for Religion
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Islamic TV Assyl Arna to broadcast nationwide in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan residents will be able to watch Islamic TV channel Assyl Arna as a part of the nationwide TV network.

Islamic TV Assyl Arna to broadcast nationwide in Kazakhstan
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Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religion on wearing hijabs

According to him, this issue should not be raised in the legislation.

Chairman of Kazakhstan’s Agency for Religion on wearing hijabs
MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan
MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan

Kamal Burkhanov shared his views on religion during a discussion of the draft law On religious activities and religious institutions in Majilis.

MP Kamal Burkhanov talked against arabisation of Kazakhstan
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Aktobe Education Department preparing a list of school students wearing hijabs

In my view, it is important for parents and students to know the threat imposed by non-traditional Islam: deputy head of Education Department.

Aktobe Education Department preparing a list of school students wearing hijabs
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Muslim swimwear appeared in Astana shops

One of Astana shops started selling Muslim swimwear for women.

Muslim swimwear appeared in Astana shops
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Saudi Arabia reproaches Kazakhstan for small number of pilgrims

We do not have enough people to fill in our Hajj quota and always hear different reproaches and are being blamed by the Ministry of Hajj of Saudi Arabia: Kairat Lama Sharif.

Saudi Arabia reproaches Kazakhstan for small number of pilgrims
Administration of US President in Washington. Photo courtesy of vesti.kz
The West will keep Kazakhstan for oil in case of a deal with Islamists: Volkov

In case of a geopolitical deal, the U.S. will keep Kazakhstan, north Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, while Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan may be farmed out to Islamists: Expert.

The West will keep Kazakhstan for oil in case of a deal with Islamists: Volkov
Chairman of the Agency for Religious Affairs Kairat Lama Sharif. Photo courtesy of flickr.com
Kazakhstan will not tolerate politicization of religion: Kairat Lama Sharif

He announced that September 29-30 Astana will be hosting the first ever forum of scholars of religion studies.

Kazakhstan will not tolerate politicization of religion: Kairat Lama Sharif
Karim Massimov. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Prime-Minister Massimov congratulated Kazakhstan on Eid ul-Fitr

On this joyous occasion Eid ul-Fitr May Allah bless You with happiness and grace your home with warmth and peace: Prime-Minister Karim Massimov.

Prime-Minister Massimov congratulated Kazakhstan on Eid ul-Fitr
Over 1/3 of Kazakhstanis against Muslim clothes
Over 1/3 of Kazakhstanis against Muslim clothes

According to them, popularization of Muslim symbolism in terms of clothes is not in line with the modern culture and can lead to rifts within Islam.

Over 1/3 of Kazakhstanis against Muslim clothes
Akim (Governor) of Aktobe oblast Arkhimed Mukhambetov . Photo courtesy of nashaagasha.org
Aktobe authorities calming down residents over message about Wahhabi's intention to kill 100 people

Akim of Aktobe oblast addressed the residents in relation to the information about Wahhabis planning to sacrifice 100 people.

Aktobe authorities calming down residents over message about Wahhabi's intention to kill 100 people
Nursultan Nazarbayev. Tengrinews.kz stock photo
Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakh citizens on beginning of Ramadan

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev wished peace and accord to all the Kazakhs and well-being in every family.

Nursultan Nazarbayev congratulated Kazakh citizens on beginning of Ramadan
Chairman of Kazakhstan's Agency for Religious Affairs Lama Sharif Kairat. Photo countesy of flickr.com
Lama Sharif congratulated Muslims of Kazakhstan on Ramadan

Head of the Agency for Religious Affairs called Kazakhstan citizens to be merciful and compassionate, provide aid to those in need and do good deeds.

Lama Sharif congratulated Muslims of Kazakhstan on Ramadan
Islamic holy month Ramazan to start on August 1
Islamic holy month Ramazan to start on August 1

Chief imam of Nur Astana Central Mosque Kalizhan Zankoyev held a press-conference and told about the coming fasting.

Islamic holy month Ramazan to start on August 1