Zakat, the Charitable Foundation of the Spiritual Muslim Board of Tatarstan collected 1.8 million rubles during the action to support mobilized Tatarstan residents. First of all, they plan to use the collected money to buy warm clothes, first aid kits, and halal products. Fundraising continues. Boxes for donations are set up in rural shops and they explain to fellow villagers the importance of supporting soldiers fellow believers whom Putin sent for a slaughter in a foreign country. However, earlier the Spiritual Muslim Board of Tatarstan stated that Ukraine is in the hands of “neo-Nazis”, so there is no need to be surprised here. As well as how freely pro-Kremlin muftis interpret Islam.
“According to Muslim theologians, zakat, that is, alms assigned only to wealthy believers, which should be spent on the poor, travelers, who lost their property, and other directions prescribed by the Holy Quran. It is forbidden to spend alms, zakat, on other needs, and even more sinful is spending it on criminal purposes, which is complicity in a war of the Russian occupiers alien to Tatars, under whose boot Tatars have been for 470 years, since the capture of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.
Representatives of the Spiritual Muslim Board of the Republic of Tatarstan, including Mufti Kamil Samigullin, are well aware of this. But they are government officials appointed by Moscow to legitimize its imperial power and domination over the Muslim peoples and its crimes against them and their religion, as well as its occupying foreign policy. The task entrusted by the center to the official clergy of the regions today is to justify russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “legalize” from the point of view of Islam and “bless” believers to participate in this alien imperial war, “the Кол Шәриф” community explains.