Speech of Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin at the joint meeting of the Council of the Federation and the Russian State Duma under the chairmanship of the heads of both chambers of the parliament Sergey Naryshkin and Valentina Matvienko
"The goal is to reach understanding on the position of Islam towards the ongoing terror," said the professor of Islamic sciences of Zayed University Dr Kulthum Al-Muhairi.
The Council of Elders that met in Abu Dhabi last week decided to send "envoys of peace" to the conflict zones to explain the correct understanding of Shari'a law and make extremists renounce violence and bloodshed.
The former minister of religious affairs of Indonesia Dr Muhammad Shihab also noted that interfaith dialogue should be carried out more actively and in a more practical manner.
According to portal OnIslam.net, sheikh Abdullah bin Bayah noted that the delegations "will address ISIL as well as other groups."
The delegations will include intellectuals who will "deal with the realia of violence and conflict."
According to sheikh bin Bayah, "in such a deadly atmosphere" religious scholars, intellectuals, representatives of universities and honest politicians would make "the best firefighters who will have a chance to extinguish the flame of violence."
Mufti of Crimea Emirali hajji Ablaev expressed his deep gratitude to the head of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation and Russia Muftis Council mufti sheikh Ravil Gaynutdin for his support to Crimean Tatar Muslims in a decisive time for the future of Crimea in 2014
Today, on August 17, a farewell ceremony for the deputy mufti of the Republic of North Ossetia and imam of Vladikavkaz mosque Rasul Gamzatov, who was killed overnight into Sunday, will take place in the capital of the republic