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What’s happening at the American Association of Crimean Turks

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30.11.2009

Crimean Tatar families in Kefe were award a 16 residential unit property. The Mayor offices responsible for the distribution and/or awarding residential units Nikolay Menyaylo awarded to Crimean Tatar families on November 20, 2009 with keys and Deed signifiying rightful ownership of these units.

The Committee for Surgun Edilen Vatandaslar Komitesi (The Committee for Deportation Victims) and Kirim Millietlerarasi Iliskiler ( Intermediatary for Crimean Relations) concluded the selections of the Crimean Tatar families for the Kefe region. For further details you may contact QHA (Qirim Haber Agency).

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QHA Crimean News Agency

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30.11.2009

External independent testing will be held only in the official Ukrainian language in 2010. 25 November, the Head of the Aqmescit (Simferopil) regional centre for testing quality of education Yurii Ilin said about it at the press conference in Aqmescit.

According to him, school-leavers who will be testing, will not have an opportunity to choose the language of testing. The external independent testing will only be in the Ukrainian language.

On the other hand, according to Yurii Ilin, persons who do not perfectly know the language, can use so-called term dictionaries, which will be found in texts.

“These dictionaries, which are better to call as glossary, will include only the terms, which will be found in texts” – Mr. Y. Ilin said, adding that these subsidiary dictionaries will contain the translations in the Crimean Tatar, Russian, Polish, Romanian and Hungarian languages.

Kim Nikolayev – Nara Nariman

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QHA Crimean News Agency

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30.11.2009

26 November, ‘Şarq bazarı – helâl mahsulatlar’ (Orient bazaar – halal production) for the biggest Islamic feast Qurban-bayram is conducted on Soviet square in Aqmescit (Simferopil). Also it should be noted that such fair is initiated by the Religious Administration of Moslems of Crimea. QHA is reported about it by one of the organizers of the fair, manager of the ‘Iman’ Centre of Halal Products Standardization and Certification’ Ltd Enver Sarı.

According to the information, various productions from different Crimea’s regions were presented at the fair: foodstuffs, melons and gourds and national dishes that will be cooked from halal production. Furthermore, organizers presented instruments and items associated with the Crimean Tatar culture.

By organizers’ information, a fair allowed to the Crimean inhabitants to choose healthy and needed products, items and clothes before the big Islamic feast Qurban-bayram (or Eid al-Adha holiday) that begins on 27 November.

The Assistant Head of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea Enver effendi Nagaş took part at the opening ceremony of the event and said the prayers.

Moreover, there was a concert of the Crimean Tatar performers, such as: Server and Yunus Kakura and the Crimean Tatar folk dance groups ‘Qırım’ and ‘Uçan-Su’.

Enver Sarı noted that given fair is not a new idea. “This is renascence of our old traditions. The big Crimean Tatar holidays were usually accompanied by such fairs. The best sheep, cows, bulls were brought to a fair. Grapes, figs, persimmons were carried from the South Coast. Today’s fair is the first swallow for renascence of given tradition of native people of Crimea” – he said.

Also, Mr. E. Sarı added that they plan to hold such fair in other regions of Crimea on the eve of different holidays of the Crimean Tatars including Oraza-Bayram and Qurban-Bayram.

The guest from St. Petersburg Elmira Zimnyukova who made a moneyed assistance in the organization of the fair, noted that the organization of such events is the biggest holiday for the Crimean Tatar people, example of the revival of people.

The first Orient bazaar festive fair of halal production of the Crimean manufacturers was conducted on the peninsula in the Central Park of Aqmescit (Simferopil), 19 September.

Reference: Halal (حلال, ḥalāl, Halaal) is an Arabic term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is widely used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia). In Arabic-speaking countries, the term is used to describe anything permissible under Islamic law, in contrast to haraam, that which is forbidden. This includes human behavior, speech communication, clothing, conduct, manner and dietary laws.

In non-Arabic-speaking countries, the term is most commonly used in the narrower context of just Muslim dietary laws, especially where meat and poultry are concerned, though it can be used for the more general meaning, as well.

Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah. However if there is no other food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-Halal food. Surah 2:173 states:

If one is forced because there is no other choice, neither craving nor transgressing, there is no sin in him. Indeed, Allah is forgiving, merciful.

Elmas Kaplan – Nara Nariman

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QHA Crimean News Agency

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30.11.2009

25 November, discussion between representatives of the International Crimean Tatar NGO Bizim Qırım headed by Abdurahman Egiz, as well as Arsen Jumadil, Ennan Sadreddin and representatives of the Islamic political party Hizb-ut-Tahrir Ibrahim Ibrahim, Lyütfiye Zudi, Fazil Amza expressed their views on the unity of the Crimean Tatar people and ways to achieve them, on a Meydan FM radio live broadcast. The main issues, such as: the ways of achievement the unity of the Crimean Tatar people, the attitude of the Crimean Muslims to the Ukrainian state were discussed.

Each of the participants had an opportunity to express their views by the topic for 6 minutes.

Concerning the first question of the unity, strength of ‘duellers’ words’ were unequal. On the one hand, the youth leader Abdurahman Egiz, on the other – Master of Theology in Shariah Sciences, former assistant mufti Ibrahim Ibrahim. Taking into account, bewilderments of a number of experts who think that Mr. Egiz should be more seriously prepared himself for a meeting with representatives of Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

Talking about the unity of the Crimean Tatar people, A. Egiz noted that the Crimean Tatars began to actively fight for the revival of their cultural and spiritual heritage since returning to the Homeland. The Crimean Tatar National Movement played the important role in this. But people became alienated with appearance of various religious parties and groups, ‘who began to interpret the basic theories of Islam in different ways’. And it becomes even as like illness among the Crimean Tatar youth: “And we can overcome this illness only through unity” – he said.

His comrade A. Jumadil said that at the present the main task of the Crimean Tatars is ‘to build reliable, healthy spiritual home. But, meanwhile, we should not to get involved in the ‘construction’ of our home the other states that leave splits on the buildings’ walls’.

In turn, the opponent of the Bizim Qırım Mr. Ibrahim Ibrahim noted that the unity can not appear itself: “It can not be reached, if its incentives would be discounted”. According to him, the only way to unite the Crimean Tatar people is to live and do in accordance with Shariah, which leads to the caliphate.

“The most striking is that side by side with people at heart of whom not a bit of faith (such people as: Bush, Blair, Putin and others), stating that the Caliphate is utopia, and our compatriots who consider themselves as Muslims also claiming that the Caliphate is utopia”, – he lamented, adding it is wrong to claim that there is no unity because of Caliphate.

In his opinion, at the present the Crimean Muslims are deceived by calls of some of people to submit to the Majlis or to vote for certain person that ‘it supposedly guarantees the achievement of unity’. However, Mr. Ibrahim noted that they do not oppose the Majlis of the Crimean Tatar people: “But the activity of the Majlis does not satisfy Shariah at the present. Even the history shows that religion has always been in step with the politics” – he said adding that he considers that it is wrong that the Majlis stated itself as a secular structure.

“It should exist but to coordinate its activities with those principles, which Islam preaches” – he said.

Also he expressed his indignation that “those who do not do that is called on by the Majlis, at once became sectarians or destroyers of society”.

“Writing the main ways of problems settling on Islam off, we are forced to submit to unreasonable views, which, moreover, far from the Shariah” – Mr Ibrahim said.

In reply to the above A. Egiz called on the representatives of Hizb-ut-Tahrir to act in accordance with the Majlis. However, according to the student of the Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University Ms. Lyütfiye Zudi, despite of all calls for an agreement, the situation somehow is different. Particularly, she pointed out that the Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea prohibited to do iftars in the Crimean mosques during the holy month of Ramadan by the supporters of the party. As well as she reminded the situation when the representatives of the party were banned to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr (Oraza-Bayram) in Eski Qırım (Staryi Krym). In turn, opponents noted that there would not be such problems, if Hizb-ut-Tahrir representatives came to an agreement with the Muftiyat. “That is why there is no need to make a problem. We must respect the decision of the Muftiyat” – A. Egiz stressed.

Within the framework of the discussion of the Crimean Muslims attitude to the Ukrainian state, the representatives of the Hizb ut-Tahrir noted that despite of the fact that the Crimean Tatar people have returned to their Homeland but still they have no definite status and the active work on policy of spiritual and ethnic assimilation of the Crimean Tatar people is adopted by the Ukrainian state. According to the party supporters, the Muslims should not hold positions in the ‘sinful places, as like a parliament because the legislative business belongs only to Allah’ but if there are specialists, then they should work only in such structures, as: ‘Krymvodokanal’, ‘Krymteploenergo’, schools and so on. Meanwhile, opponents did not agree with such reasons arguing that the public institutions implementing, for example, regulatory, economic or social functions, do not exist separately, they work as a system. And representatives of the NGO Bizim Qırım noted that it is impossible to settle vital problems of the Crimean Tatar people without the participation of the Crimean Tatars in the structures of representative and executive authorities.

As the main conclusion of the discussion, the call of both sides to the dialogue can be marked out that there is no understanding of positions of each other without communication.

Dilâra Tabaq – Nara Nariman

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28.11.2009

The region of the Crimea (today the southern tip of Ukraine) has acted for nearly a millennium as the buffer zone between the west and north (the Slavic Christian world), and the east and south (the Islamic Turkic world). This geographic volatility has caused the region of modern Ukraine and the Crimea to change hands between various Turkic Islamic (Tatar) armies and those of growing European empires. The endless ethnic conflict between the Turkic peoples and the Slavs (which continues today), as well as the war between the the Slavs’ Christian colonial conquest and the Islamic Jihad, are all epitomized in the Crimea and the Eurasian steppes.

Before the Mongol invasion of the 13th century, Central Asia west of Mongolia was populated by Sunni Muslim Turkic peoples collectively and derogatorily called “Tatars” (though today the Tatars themselves have embraced this heritage) who settled in modern Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the eastern Volga, and southern Siberia. The Tatar Turks were famed for their efforts to raid civilian Christian caravans, though this is probably exaggerated and biased; nonetheless, the Tatars were famed for their corporal will, Islamic piety, and equestrian military prowess. The Tatars were disunited tribal confederations who spoke a language in the Turkish family (today called Tatar), and adhered to the Turkish culture and Islamic faith, as they were of the Turkish race. The Mongol conquest conquered the many Turkic tribes in Central Asia along with the Russian Slavs to the west as part of history’s most massive contiguous empire. Instead of simply looting his subjects (and indeed more than 30,000,000 non-Mongol civilians were slaughtered by the Mongols in their short-lived empire), he exploited the equestrian skills of the Turkic peoples by creating vassalized nation-states throughout Central Asia to fuel their need for military regiments. The use of Turkic Muslims by the Mongol invaders is visible today as a legacy, as ethnic Turk nations in Central Asia include Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, whilst ethnic Mongol states include Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan; all are culturally and linguistically Turkic Sunni Muslims because of this heritage. The massive Mongol conquest — largely with the use of Turkic Muslim soldiers — forced millions of Slavs in their former unified Russian state of Kievan Rus to flee to the west. These Turkic Tatars settled in these formerly-Russian lands of modern Ukraine and the Volga, having secured a new Turkic empire after the victorious Jihad against the Christian Slavs. The Russian state had been obliterated, its land replaced by Islamic Mujahidin Turks. With the quick collapse of the Mongol Empire into a huge variety of successor states in China, Mongolia, Central Asia, Iran, and central Russia, the Tatar Muslims were divided into a number of “hordes” such as the Blue and White Hordes — all united under the banner of Sunni Islam. The broken Russian Christian Slavs were busy rallying against invading Teutonic Knights of the German Empire, and gradually worked to coalesce together in the face of constant post-Mongol Jihad, though it would not be until the 16th century that the Slavs began to create a unified Russian empire as a world superpower free of Islamic fighters.

By 1300, the warring Turkic Muslim hordes and their Mongol leaders had coalesced into a unified state of Central Asian Turks, merging the Blue and White Hordes into the Golden Horde first under Berkei Khan. The new superpower — whose leaders remained ethnic Mongol Shamanist or Buddhist and their population ethnic Turkish Muslims — quickly annexed excluded Turkic states, engaged in a bloody and brutal Jihad against Christian Russian states, against the Byzantine Greeks, against Poland, and against Lithuania and Hungary. By 1400, the Golden Horde stretched from eastern Poland to East Turkestan (western Mongolia), and from Siberia to northern Turkmenistan. By the reign of sultan Uzbeg Khan (ازبايغ), whose reign ushered in the Golden Horde’s golden age, the non-Turkic leaders of the post-Mongol states had formally adopted Sunni Islam as the compulsory religion of all their citizens with the penalty of death. The role of the ethnic Mongol elite gradually collapsed, and the Tatar Muslim population more and more gained authority. With the forced establishment of Islam as the state faith of all Turkic peoples & Tatars, the role of Jihad came to the fore in the many wars against the Christian Slavs of Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, and Russian states. The Golden Horde’s conquest and expulsion of the Slavic Christians in modern Ukraine and the Crimea forced millions of Christians to flee to central Europe, causing Slavic states and Hungary in the Balkans to experience a golden age. The Turks of modern Turkey had already entered Anatolia (where Turkey today lies) to the south, where their Jihad expelled the Greek Byzantine settlers in the wake of their mighty horseback armies. The advanced military tactics of the powerful Golden Horde caused millions to suffer death under the blade of their Jihad, making the Golden Horde one of the wealthiest, advanced, and powerful states in Eurasia. The Christian Slavs, expelled from Ukraine (Ruthenia) and the Volga, were far too weak following the Mongol conquest to offer uniform resistance to re-establish their Slavic native statehood.

The Golden Horde suffered a gradual decline towards its end, and its mortal blow was not dealt by revolting Christians nor a uniform Christian crusade, but rather ironically by an awesome Mongol Muslim general to the south. The ethnic Mongol (Uzbek) Sunni Muslim Timur-i-Leng of the Timurid Empire (centered in Uzbek Samarqand and Shi’ia Iran) worked to expand one of the world’s greatest empires by slaughtering the Horde’s largest armies and burning the Tatar capital. More than 10,000,000 Jews, Christians, and Muslims died under Timur’s Jihad, making Samarqand (modern Mongol Uzbekistan) one of the world’s most glorious and wealthy cultural centers. The conquest in the 1450s by the Tatars’ Muslim rivals caused the Tatar Golden Horde to collapse into civil war, ultimately creating a schism between more than 6 regional sultanates and emirates. One of these breakaway states was that of the Crimean Emirate (or Khanate) to the south of the Russian/Ukrainian Slavs centered along the Crimean peninsula. This is the genesis of the split between the culturally-Turkic Uzbeks, Turkmen, Kazakhs, etc. The collapse of the Islamic Tatar Jihad in civil war allowed the Slavic Ruthenians (Ukrainians), Lithuanians, Poles, and Russians to expand and dominate, causing a golden age in all of the Slavic world. Moskva’s (Moscow) Russian kings Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible expanded Moscow to include nearly a dozen warring ethnic-Russian states (especially Novgorod, Tver, Pskov, and Yaroslavl) in the new Russian Empire. Ivan the Terrible conquered Tatar Astrakhan and Kazan (modern Tatarstan in Russia), foreshadowing a permanent decline of Islam and the triumph of Orthodoxy. The Muslims were expelled from Slavic lands, and Islam was banned. The new Russian state, which included Ukrainians (but not the Tatar Islamist Crimea to the south) soon stretched from the Arctic to the southern Volga. The hegemony wrought by Islam was quickly replaced by the hegemony of the Christian Slavs, whose colonial conquest eventually conquered more than 60,000,000 Muslims — nearly all of the Muslims of Central Asia, the Crimea, and the Caucasus. An ironic reversal of the social military history of Eurasia.

The post-Golden Horde emirate of the pre-Slavic Crimea of modern Ukraine functioned thereafter as an independent staunch Islamic Tatar state whose Jihad against the Christian kingdoms continued until its eventual destruction. The wealthy trade of the Black Sea coast allowed this relatively small Mujahidin (“Jihadist”) state to thrive. The population became known as Crimean Tatars to distinguish from ethnic Turkic Tatars elsewhere in Central Asia. The Crimea, previously inhabited by Slavic Russians and Ruthenians (Ukrainians) before the Mongol conquest, were now instead Turkic Muslim after the conquest and expulsion of the Golden Horde. The emirate of the Tatars also was able to thrive due to frequent and stable trade alliances with the Turkish Ottoman Empire, the Turkmen horde, the Noghai, and other Tatar states based upon common race and Sunni Muslim faith. But the expansive efforts of the European superpowers and colonial kingdoms marked the end of Tatar power in the pre-Slavic Crimea. The Genoese Catholic Italians colonized Kaffa, modern Yalta, and Azow in the middle 15th century. The Russians had conquered nearly all of Siberia, the Volga, and the Ukrainian steppe, effectively cutting off the sociopolitical link of the Crimean Tatars to their Muslim allies expelled by the Russians. A Christian (Genoese) presence in Turkic Tatar Crimea infuriated their Turkish Ottoman brothers, who promptly invaded the Crimea to save the righteous from the infidels invading from the north. The Crimean Tatars and their emirate became vassals of the Ottomans by the end of the 15th century.

Turkish support of their Tatar brethren allowed the Tatar Jihad to continue, and independence of the Crimea from the Christian Russians was retained until the late 18th century. The brilliant military and political genius of the Swedish czarina of Russia, Katherina the Great, as well as the increasing decline of the Ottomans allowed the Russian superpower (the world’s largest empire) to annex the Tatar Crimea from the Ottomans and the Crimean Emirate in 1783. Cut off from Turkish aid and now ruled by the Russians, the Islamic heritage and faith of the Tatars was quickly banned, their mosques burnt (among them some of the oldest in Central Asia), and millions of Tatars all across southern Russia slaughtered or expelled. Tens of thousands of those who survived fled their homes to the Ottoman Empire or Shi’ia Iran (where thousands were additionally slaughtered as infidels for being Sunni) to escape European persecution and to retain submission to Allah instead of convert to the unclean faith of the invaders. Their traditions were marginalized, their women’s veils and headscarves banned, Islam forbidden, their language outlawed, and treated as second-class citizens based upon their non-Russian race as Turks (forever the enemy of the Slavs, as seen above). Nonetheless, thousands of Tatars remained in Russian political land and in the Crimea for several centuries until today. The Crimea and its northern frontiers, previously ethnic Slav and then replaced entirely by Turkic Tatar, was once again almost entirely Slavic Ukrainian and Russian once again. Russia would expand to conquer the Uzbek, Kazakh, and other Mongol Muslim tribes in Central Asia by the 1900 under the Alexandrian reign.

The Crimea remained as such until the Communist revolution, when the ethnopolitical situation became complicated. The overthrow of the Russian Empire by the Bolsheviks forced Russia out of the war. A result of the Brest-Litovsk Pact (through which Russia escaped the war) effectively cemented the declaration of independence of non-Slavic Estonia, Latvia, Finland, as well as Slavic Poland, Ukraine, and Lithuania. The fact that some ethnic groups or nations achieved independence but others did not incited the Islamic cultures under Russian rule to seek independence, including the Azerbaijani Shi’ia Turks and the Tatars of Russia. The appointment of Premier Joseph Stalin as absolute leader of the Soviet Union spelled the reversal of their independence hopes. The invading Axis powers (Germany, Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, etc.) were surprised to find a faithful ally in the Jihadist Tatars, who joined the German SS (Schutzstaffel) and volunteer legions by the hundreds of thousands. The Muslim Tatars hoped to gain independence via their aid to the Fascists, and the leaders of both sides found a natural bond between the Jihadists and the National Socialists due to a mutual hatred for Jews, Communists, as well as the common rejection of Allied secularism and atheism. After the war and the ascension of the Soviet Union to world geographic supremacy, Joseph Stalin expelled virtually every single Muslim, Tatar, and Turk to Kazakhstan — along with the Volga Germans — for their collective treacherous anti-Soviet support for the enemy Fascists. The Tatars, once again, were expelled from their homelands in the Eurasian steppes and in the now-Slavic Crimea. Tens of thousands of others were either executed or sent to gulags for mass forced labor in Uzbek camps or in Siberia in southern Russia. Retaliatory reprisals or Jihad by the expelled Muslims was impossible against an enemy that was responsible for the destruction of even the Axis in its entirety.

After the death of Stalin in 1953 and the gradual liberalization of the USSR under Mikhail Gorbachev (and especially the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union), the Muslim Turks, Tatars, and Mongol (Uzbeks, Kazakhs, etc.) cultures were allowed to return to what remained of the Soviet Union. Crimean Tatars returned to the Crimea of the Ukrainian SSR, and Volga Germans fled the Kazakh SSR to West or East Germany based upon ethnic grounds. Such remains today: the now-Slavic Crimea of independent Ukraine is almost entirely Slavic with a tiny minority of Tatars. Officially, only .5% of Ukraine is of the Turkic Tatar race (Source: CIA World Factbook).

The endless ethnic, social, and religious conflict between European Christian cultures and the Jihad of Islamic ones is epitomized in the region of the Crimea, where Christendom was destroyed by the blade of the superior Mujahidin, who successively were destroyed by the Slavs once again.

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QHA Crimean News Agency

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28.11.2009

On 26 November, the eve of the biggest Muslim holiday of Kurban Bairam (Feast of Sacrifice) at the Central Park of Culture and Leisure Akmesdzhita (Simferopol) Products Fair opened elyal and other goods produced by the Crimean Tatar businessmen, “Shark Bazaar elyal mahsulatlar” ( “Oriental Bazaar – Products elyal “). The fair, organized on the initiative of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Crimea.

Products exhibited at the fair for more than 30 manufacturers from various regions of Crimea – a goods and foodstuffs, confectionery, food melon, semi-national dishes prepared from products elyal and much more. In addition, utensils and objects connected with the Crimean Tatar culture, and various souvenirs of the Crimean Tatar masters. Because tomorrow, November 27, begins the Feast of Sacrifice, at the fair selling sheep.

At the opening ceremony of the event were Vice-Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Crimea, Enver Nagashev, who read a prayer.

The fair was accompanied by a concert with the participation of such stars of the Crimean Tatar platform as server Kakura, Yunus Kakura etc.

As one of the organizers of the fair, director of “Iman” Center of Standardization and Certification elyal production “Enver Sarah, this fair is not a new idea. “This – the revival of our old traditions. Typically, large Crimean Tatar holidays accompanied here by such fairs. At the fair was taken to the best of sheep, cows, bulls, with the southern coast carried grapes, figs, persimmons.

Also, Sarah E. added that such fairs are planning to hold in other regions of the Crimea and in anticipation of various holidays of the Crimean Tatars, including Oraz Bairam and Kurban Bairam.

The guest from St. Petersburg, Elmira Zimnyukova, providing material support to a fair noted that the organization of such events, a big celebration for the Crimean Tatar people, an example of the revival of the people.

First such fair was held on September 19 this year in the Crimean capital of an area of Soviet cinema building in Simferopol. At the fair was exhibited products of manufacturers from various regions of autonomy.

Help. Elyal or Halal (Arabic حلال, kaz. Adale) – in Shariah permissible actions, lying between compulsory (fard) and forbidden (haram). It depends on the desired acceptable (wajib) through neutral (Mubah) to undesired (makruh). In the Muslim way of life usually refers to a halal meat animals, do not violate Islamic dietary restrictions.

Feast of the Sacrifice, or Kurban Bayram, is one of the two holidays of the Islamic world. Islamic feast of the end of the hajj, which is celebrated in the 10 th day of the twelfth month of the Islamic lunar calendar (Dhul-Hijjah) in memory of the sacrifice of Prophet Abraham. On this day all the wealthy Muslims are obliged to give the gift of a sacrificial animal to feed the poor. Sacrificial animal must be at least a year, it must be healthy and not have any weaknesses. It is believed that the sheep or goat may be sacrificed to only one person, a cow, bull or camel – from seven people. Typically, slaughtering a sheep, goat, cow or bull – year-olds, a sacrificial camel, as a rule, is not less than five years. The practice allows a sacrifice, not only for the living, but also for the dead.

Meat from the slaughtered animal is distributed to the needy. In Muslim countries, where, as a rule, the feast is cut a lot of animals, the meat is distributed to other poor countries.

Elmas Kaplan

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28.11.2009

November 25 at the restaurant “Aisha”, the Akmesdzhit (Simferopol) a final of the Crimean Tatar national beauty contest “Kyrymtatar guzellik kyralichesi-2009” ( “Crimean Tatar beauty queen”).

According to the chairman of the Crimean Tatar Youth Center Emin Avamileva, the purpose of the competition – the popularization of the Crimean Tatar culture among young people. The organizers of the contest were Crimean Tatar Youth Center and the advertising agency “Frenchwoman”.

Total for the right to be called the most beautiful girl in 2009 competed Crimean Tatar Crimean Tatar 8, selected in the preparatory casting, which was held on November 4 2009. Assessed the beauties of a representative jury, which consisted of the chairman of the Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people, Mustafa Dzhemilev, deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean deputy Remzi Ilyasov, Honored Artist of Ukraine Uryane Kendzhikaeva, honorary chairman of the Crimean Tatar Youth Center Eskender Bariev, winner of the first Crimean Tatar national beauty contest “Arzy kyz” Eleanor Bahicha etc.

“Today, we will evaluate not only external beauty, but also the intellectual qualities of the contestants. Girls show not only external beauty, but beauty and inner peace “, – said in his welcoming speech, Mustafa Dzhemilev.

During the competition excellent representatives of the Crimean Tatar people competed in five competitions: Card, haytarma, homework, question-answer, beginning in wedding dresses.

As a result. most convincing for the jury was the student of the Faculty of Philology of the Crimean Tatar and Turkish Crimean Engineering and Pedagogical University of Seville Akikova, which has become a beauty queen Crimean-2009. Travel company “Silk Road” has awarded the winner of the contest vouchers for two in the Carpathians. CMC Chairman Emin Avamilev congratulated the winner and wished her with pride and dignity to wear the title of “Crimean Tatar beauty queen”.

Second place was taken by Feride Abilyaeva, which won a prize from the beauty salon “Karina”. In naminatsii “Queen of charm” won Edie Kerimov, and the title of “Miss Dream” was awarded Nurie Seitumerova. “Queen of Endearment” was Emine Idrisova, “Fairy of Beauty” was chosen Medina Yagyaeva. The “Queen of People’s Choice became Sevilia Ilyasova, and Dilara Niazi naminatsii won the” Queen of tenderness.

But, unfortunately, can not fail to mention the fact that some of the contenders who competed for the title of “most-most” representative of the Crimean Tatar people, to put it mildly, were not strong in the mother tongue, who had to learn by heart his card on the Crimean Tatar language.

“Ignorance of the language is not their fault. It’s the fault of parents, society, government, because we can not create the conditions for it “, – said in an interview with QHA deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Remzi Ilyasov, adding yet, despite this, the Crimean Tatar girls are very educated.

The competition was accompanied by the Honored Artist of Ukraine Uryane Kenzhikaevoy, a popular singer of the Crimean Tatar Arsene Kursaitova. It is noteworthy that despite the rhetoric about maintaining and developing krymskotatarsoy culture and tradition, a banquet during the competition accompanied by liquor and that the judges of beauty of the Crimean Tatar girls watched the fight with a glass of vodka, wine and champagne, and it’s all in anticipation of the big holiday Muslims – the holiday of sacrifice Eid al-Adha.

Elmas Kaplan

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