Like in every year, so in this year’s month of Ramadan festive dinners – iftars are given in the yard of the mosque of Kardzhali. Initiators are the Regional Mufti`s Office – Kardzhali and benevolent donors. Iftars will be given during the whole month of Ramadan. On 5th and 6th of July for a consecutive year the Mayor of the Municipality of Kardzhali Eng. Hasan Azis gave an iftar – a charity dinner. The ritual dinner, organized in the yard of the central mosque, was attended by more than 70 people from the city and the surroundings.
“The month of Ramadan is the feast of respect, reconcilement, and purification from bad thoughts. Regardless of faith and religion all Muslims show forgiveness during this feast, they show respect to the other, to his relatives, to his neighbors. This is the feast which unites us” said the Mayor Hasan Azis in his welcoming speech. He noted that his family has always been a believing one; it has respected the holidays, the customs and the traditions. “This is one continuation which I saw from my parents, my grandparents and I want to transmit it to my children”, said the Mayor.
The Regional Mufti Beyhan Mehmed made dua (supplication) for gratitude to the Almighty Allah. He noted that it is a tradition from the beginning till the end of the month of Ramadan to organize festive iftar dinners in the yard of the mosque. And for this purpose there is specially built Ramadan umbrella, which is unique for the whole country. “Our umbrella is an example for the Muslim community in our county’, said Mehmed.
The Regional Mufti further explained that at the initiative of the Mayor Hasan Azis every evening in Ramadan there will be organized transport which will go around all quarters in the city in order to gather the believers for the tarawih prayer. After the prayer all worshipers can rely on the provided transport for going back home.
Mehmed expressed gratitude to the Mayor of the Municipality of Kardzhali Eng. Hasan Azis on behalf of the Muslim community in the city for the two charity dinners which he personally gave.
Muslims’ fasting continues during the whole month of Ramadan, from early down to sunset. This year the celebration (Eid) will start on 28th of July and will continue like always several days.

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