Russian Council of Muftis

The Russian Council of Muftis (Russian: Совет муфтиев России) is a religious group representing the Muslim community of Russia. It was founded on 2 July 1996.[1] The Chairman of the Council is the spiritual leader of the Muslims of Russia.[2]

The Council is responsible for allocating the slots for the Hajj assigned to Russia.[3] In 2012, it demanded a rise in the number of mosques in Moscow, saying they should at least double.[4]


  1. ^ "Russian Council of Muftis". Caucasian Knot. 22 September 2003. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ "The Council of Muftis of Russia Welcomed Guests from Iraq". Russia мufties Council. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Russian Council Of Muftis Allocates Quotas For 2013 Hajj". Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Russian Grand Mufti demands more mosques in Moscow". The Voice of Russia. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2014.

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