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Over 200 Mosques in the Rhodopes Celebrate Kurban Bayrami

Thousands of Muslim Bulgarians thronged in over 200 mosques and smaller houses of worship in Eastern Rhodopes for the festive prayers on Kurban Bayrami (Eid al-Adha), Standart daily writes. The imams reminded of the basic Islamic values. The congregation offered a prayer to Allah for prosperity, mercy, peace for the whole of humanity.

 The central mosque in Kardzhali was too small for all believers who came for the prayer early in the morning. Kardzhali Mayor, Hassan Azis and the chair of the Municipal Council, Niyazi Shaqir also attended the prayer.

Kurban (offering) was prepared and handed out to the poor. Over 220 people received meat for the holiday. Bulgaria’s Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov congratulated the Muslims for their holiday and wished them health, success, long and decent lives. “It is important for us to walk together, without hatred, and with tolerance for the differences along our common path of European recognition as a strong country that takes care of its citizens,” Borissov’s address reads.

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