300-Year-Old Mosque Restored in Crimea
In the village Tokluk, in the Sudak district of Crimea, a 300-year-old mosque has been restored.
The opening ceremony was held on October 25, and was attended by the Mufti of the Muslims of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablayev, representatives of the local Muslim religious community, residents and visitors of the village.
Opening the ceremony, the Mufti of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablayev thanked everyone who helped in the restoration.
“I wholeheartedly want to thank everyone who has in some way been involved in the process of restoring the mosque, which was once built by our ancestors,” said the Mufti of Crimea.
Speaking to Muslims, Hajji Emirali Ablayev noted that the opening of the restored mosque is the result of the fruitful work of local Muslims.
According to the press service of the SBMC, after the ceremony the Muslims performed Friday prayer.
The mosque was restored with the support of local Muslims and sponsors. Most of the money to restore it was donated by a woman from Kuwait.
The 300-year-old mosque was restored from ruins. After the deportation of Muslims from Crimea, the mosque was turned into a village club. When in 1983 a house of culture was built in Tokluk, the mosque fell into ruin.