13 August 2019, 14:21

In Chechnya, Eid al-Adha takes place amid PR-oriented Kadyrov's charity action

The Chechen TV Channel showed a story about distributing grocery sets and sacrificial sheep to the poor on behalf of the Ramzan Kadyrov's family. Islam does not welcome any PR steps using charity, notes Akhmet Yarlykapov, a researcher engaged in oriental studies.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that August 12 and 14 were declared days off in Checnya in connection with Kurban Bayram, while the first day of the holiday in Chechnya was August 11.

In Chechnya, the Kadyrov Foundation distributed to the poor and needy families more than 20,000 sheep and over 10,000 grocery sets on the eve of the Muslim holiday of sacrifice. The "Grozny" ChGTRK (Chechen State TV and Radio Company) prepared a separate story to highlight the charity action of the Kadyrov Foundation, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reported.

The TV story began with the statement that tens of thousands of poor residents of Chechnya were given the opportunity to perform the ritual of sacrifice thanks to the Kadyrov Foundation. The rest of the TV report contained expressions of thanks to Ramzan Kadyrov and his mother Aimani Kadyrova.

Mass charity events are not uncommon in the Islamic world, but such a demonstrative nature of the charity action contradicts the Islamic ethics, believes Akhmet Yarlykapov, Senior Researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Caucasus at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (known as MGIMO). The expert has also noted that in some regions, in particular in Adygea, wealthy people sponsor trips to the Hajj for the poor, and the names of benefactors in such situations are usually known.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on August 13, 2019 at 04:29 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

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