Muslims living in Western Balkan countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Albania welcomed the month of Ramadan by performing the first Tarawih prayers.
While the historic Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was overflowing with Muslims who had come to perform the first Tarawih prayers, traditional cannon fire was also fired in Sarajevo, marking the month of Ramadan.
The Al-Biraqli Mosque, which is the only mosque in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, hosted Muslims who came to perform Tarawih prayers, while the first Tarawih prayers were held in the mosques of the Sanjak region, where the Bosnian population is increasing.
In Montenegro, which is described as the smallest country in the Western Balkans, more than 130 mosques in various cities, especially the capital, Podgorica, gather Muslims who want to perform the first Tarawih prayers.
The mosque that bears the same name as Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, was filled with people who had come to perform the first Tarawih prayers.
In Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, the faithful sided with the Sultan Mehmet Fatih Mosque. In the southern city of Prizren, the Sinan Pasha Mosque, as well as other mosques in the city, were filled.
In his message on the occasion of the month of Ramadan, the head of the Islamic Union of Kosovo, Naim Ternava, called for peace for the world, and said: “We ask God on this blessed night, on the eve of the beginning of this great month, that wars and conflicts will end as soon as possible and people will live in peace, tranquility and harmony. The duty of man on earth is not to riot, to shed blood, to cause suffering and destruction, but to live with dignity, as taught to us by the Creator of the universe. Use phrases.
The historic Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, was filled with Muslims who had come to perform the first Tarawih prayers of Ramadan. Due to the density of the mosque, some Muslims performed Tarawih prayers outside.
Muslims in Tirana, the capital of Albania, came to the Ethem Bey Mosque on the first Tarawih. Muslims filled mosques in Tirana as well as mosques across the country.
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