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"The greatness of countries will no longer be measured by their economies alone. The greatness of countries will be measured by the possibilities given to freedom of religion," Gormez said at the opening ceremony, also attended by the Grand Mufti of Russia Rawil Gaynetdin.
Gormez said Kostroma boasted a thousand years of experience of religious freedom as it has been home to numerous different beliefs.
The construction of the Kostroma Central Mosque began in 2003.
The Turkey Diyanet Foundation, the Religious Affairs Directorate and the mufti of Tarsus district -- located in Mersin in southern Turkey -- financially supported the project in the city where nearly 25,000 Muslim people live.
Rodrigo Duterte says Muslim holiday is reminder of the value of sacrifice in peoples' lives
For many, the pilgrimage, which runs five days and which all Muslims must perform at least once in a lifetime if physically and financially able, has been a lifelong dream.
Muslims in Tunisia on Friday celebrated Eid al-Adha, the feast of sacrifice, with religious fervor and charitable deeds.
From Saudi Arabia and Egypt to Syria and Palestine, Muslims across the Middle East celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice
Turkish Red Crescent donates 28,000 sheep for needy people in Ethiopia
Muslims gather in war-torn Marawi City amid heavy firefights to celebrate one of the most important Muslim feasts
New generations better educated, more connected but still face discrimination, says Bertelsmann Foundation survey
Iranian FM expects series of diplomatic exchanges following current Hajj pilgrimage season
The research used computer-generated models of people in prayer positions and analysed he effect on lower back pain.
The late historian Ilhan Bardakci stumbled upon the Ottoman soldier on May 12th, 1972 and decided to write about this incredible meeting:
Worldwide protests have taken place following Israel’s decision to install metal detectors and security cameras at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound. Here’s a summary of what has happened in the last week:
Same as in the past, devotees gathered to pray, so that God cleans their souls.
Millions of Muslims perform Eid prayers in Jerusalem, Cairo, Doha and Amman and elsewhere across Middle East
'Why you don’t love each other?... Forget the religion,' Hassenen Aboras says as he grapples with daughter's murder
The first phase of memorizing starts by learning from a teacher.