The Islam expert gave a video-conference lecture to representatives of Kazakhstan law-enforcement authorities.
Absattar Hadji Derbissali called Kazakhstan residents to stay calm and to not take the threats of Djund Al-Khalifat seriously.
Islamic group Djund Al-Khalifat threatened Kazakhstan with violence in case the authorities do not cancel the Law on Religion.
Islam expert Valeriya Porokhova does not oppose closure of prayer rooms in Kazakhstan's public offices and explains that Islam allows combining prayers.
Head of press-service of Correctional System Commission of Kazakhstan Interior Ministry commented on the Religion Law.
Kazakhstan prisons will start closing down mosques, chapels and prayer rooms on October 25.
According to him, Islam and Russian Orthodox Church have occupied their niches, maintaining inter-faith dialogue and channels of social interaction.
Should mosques be filled with qualified imams, the population at large will be listening to them and there will be no room for misleading teachings: Supreme Mufti.
According to him, norms regulating registration and re-registration of religion organizations will be the first to be drafted.
The new law adopted by the national Parliament September 29 introduces obligatory re-registration of all religion organizations and prohibits administering any religion rites without due state registration.
Tleukhan assumes that the provision of the new law prohibiting prayers in public offices is out of sync with a number of international documents.
Kazakhstan residents will be able to watch Islamic TV channel Assyl Arna as a part of the nationwide TV network.
900 out of 2.5 thousand mosques are based in the South Kazakhstan. That's why the assessment started from the South.
September 29 Kazakhstan’s Parliament adopted a new law on religion that among other things introduces ban on prayer rooms in public bodies, education and healthcare facilities, military units.
Director of the ODIHR/OSCE Janez Lenarčič expressed his concerns about Kazkahstan law On religious activities and religious institutions.
Chairman of Kazakhstan State Agency for Religion Kairat Lama Sharif tagged the statement of Freedom House groundless.
According to him, this issue should not be raised in the legislation.
The document has been submitted to the President for signature.
Kairat Lama Sharif gave a special explanation of the “secular state” term during discussion of the draft law On religious activities and religious institutions in the Senate.
Draft Religious Law will “grossly curb Kazakhstani citizens’ right to freely practice and express their faith": Freedom House.