06 December 2009, Sunday, 14:12
author: Eugene Rakhimkulov
Representatives of Bashkortostan’s Muslim clergy have taken part in the first interregional contest of Islamic culture “The Muslim World” in Perm. This arrangement was organized with the purpose of knowledge, experience and achievements exchange in sphere of material and spiritual culture between Muslims of different regions of Russia.
Along with the representatives of our Republic the Muslims fr om Tatarstan, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sverdlovsk, Orenburg, Kirov and Tyumen regions and also from Uzbekistan joined the forum.
The Days of Perm region Tatars and Bashkirs, the conference on the history of Islam in Ural zone, the national suit contest and the gathering of the Muslim clerical departments of Russia were held within the frames of the forum. The Muslim fair, wh ere the Islamic educational institutions, the tourist companies, engaged in hadj organization, and producers of Halal foodstuffs introduced their achievements, was opened at the forum too.
One of the Islamic relics – the hair from the beard of the prophet Muhammad –was brought to the forum especially from Tyumen. Once it had been delivered to Russia from Arabia in the XIX century by the merchant Nigmatulla Karmyshakov. This hair, three centimeters long, was put into the silver retort and sent to storage to the local-lore museum of Tyumen. Since the moment of its delivery from Arabia and till nowadays it has never left the territory of Tyumen region.
At present time there are just five hairs of the prophet in the world: two hairs are kept in Istanbul together with some things of the prophet Muhammad, one – in India in the city of Srinagar and other two – in Ufa.