Muftiyat calls on Crimea Muslims to liquidate books banned in Russia

5 August 2014 11:21

Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea (Muftiyat) calls on Crimea Muslims to liquidate extremist materials, in particular books, on the strength of Russia’s Federal List of Extremist Materials.

“Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea informs Muslim religious organizations, and society that Russia’s federal list of banned extremist materials extends over Crimea. Therefore distribution, production or storage of materials mentioned in the list is forbidden and will entail responsibility”- reads the statement of Religious Administration’s web site.

“Please study the list and take measures to eliminate prohibited materials if exist”- summed up in the statement.

Federal List of Extremist Materials was compiled by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation since July 14, 2007, and contained 1,058 items as of December 25, 2011. Producing, storing or distributing the materials on the list is an offense in Russia.

The list includes racist texts and books such as Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, along with some Muslim religious books, among them biography of the prophet Muhammad; books of Said Nursi and famous book of Saeed Bin Ali Bin Wahf Al-Qahtani “Fortress of the Muslim”, that consists of authentic Dua’s (supplications) for a Muslim to supplicate on a daily basis and on special occasions.