Sheikh Murat Suleymanov became the new Mufti of the RAMU Ummah

08.11.2022, 15:00
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Imam of Muslims of Lviv and Galicia Sheikh Murat Suleymanov has been elected as the new Mufti of the Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine "Ummah". He is one of the most educated Muslim religious figures in Ukraine.

The former mufti of the RAMU "Ummah", Sayid Ismagilov, wrote about this on his Facebook page.

According to RAMU "Ummah", the next general meeting was held last weekend, although it was scheduled for March. However, due to the full-scale invasion of Russia, they had to postpone the meeting indefinitely.

Sheikh Murat Suleiman is 32 years old and was born in Crimea to a family of Crimean Tatars.

Since childhood, he studied Islam. In 2008, he graduated from the Qur'an-Hafiz school, having learned the entire Qur'an by heart. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Yemen with a degree in Sharia science. In the same year, Sheikh Murat received a certificate of Hanafi jurisprudence from Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Amoha, Mufti of Hodeidah, Yemen.

Since 2015, he was the imam of Muslims of Lviv.

Since 2016, he was Deputy Mufti of the Religious Administration and Representative of the Mufti in western Ukraine. Since 2019, member of the Ukrainian Council for fatwas and research. In the same year, 2019, he was elected chairman of the All-Ukrainian Association for the study of the Holy Quran.

He is fluent in Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar and Arabic. He is a hafiz of the Holy Quran and is also a member of the research department of the European Council for Fatwas and Research.

"I wish the newly elected Mufti to be steadfast and courageous in these difficult times for Ukraine, to preach the high values of Islam, to establish interreligious dialogue and interaction in Ukrainian society, and to become a true leader for the Muslims of Ukraine. May Allah Almighty help you, Sheikh Murat!" Sayid Ismagilov wrote.

Mufti of the RAMU "Ummah" Sayid Ismagilov officially resigned in June of this year. Sheikh Murat Suleymanov, imam of the mosque of the Islamic Cultural Center of Lviv, was then appointed acting Mufti.