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30 October 2005
Head of the State Nursultan Nazarbayev visited mosque “Nur-Astana” and congratulated the believers with Lailatalqadr.

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The night from 26th to 27th day of Ramadan month is considered as a night when Koran had been inspired to Prophet Mohammed. According to the surah “Qadr” this night is equal to a thousand of months. This is a time when angels descend on earth and hear prayers till dawn. This is a destiny predetermining night. Muslim's duty is to be awake all night and pray.

- I congratulate you with Lailatalqadr, night that is celebrated by one and a half milliard of Muslims. This is a sacred night for two thirds of Kazakhstani people that consider themselves as Muslims. You know that Islam is a very tolerant religion that respects prophets and representatives of other religions. Representatives of more than forty confessions live in peace and accord in Kazakhstan and it is our great achievement.

 

Kazakhstan achieved enormous success due to peace and accord, and implemented reforms. Year by year the welfare of our people has been growing. Kazakhstan's experience in promoting interfaith accord is highly acknowledged by world community. Kazakhstan hosted the first Summit of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, and we plan to host in Astana the second summit. The buildings that had been constructed in Astana due to funds of the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar is an evidence of profound respect shown by the Muslim countries towards our country. 

 

 - I congratulate all Muslims of Kazakhstan with this holy night and wish each family peace, accord and welfare. If we maintain unity, we will have a prosperous future. Let all good wishes, expressed in the prayers of Kazakhstani people in this night, be heard by Allah, Nursultan Nazarbayev said.


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