Uzbek hafizs take world tour in Ramadan

Hafizs, people who memorized the Qur'an and recite it without needing any help therefore become much busier in Ramadan.

Uzbek hafizs take world tour in Ramadan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Since Ramadan is the month when holy Qur'an was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad; Muslims traditionally focus more on reading it in this period of the year.

Hafizs, people who memorized the Qur'an and recite it without needing any help therefore become much busier in Ramadan.

A group of hafizs from Uzbekistan, who are known for their impressive voices, have been invited by Muslims in various countries to spend the Ramadan in with them.

The US, Ukraine and Russia are among the countries where most of the Uzbek hafizs have accepted the invitations. They recite the Qur'an in several mosques in Russia and Ukraine.

The number of mosques drastically declined to just 89 in the Soviet period, a time when religions were not tolerated and atheism was promoted.

However, today Uzbek Muslims freely practice Islamic obligations in more than 2,000 mosques.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 16 Temmuz 2014, 17:38
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