More than a million and a half Muslims in Spain celebrate the Feast of the Sacrifice

26 October 2012

More than a million and a half Muslims in Spain celebrate the Feast of  the Sacrifice in which they must sacrifice a lamb in remembrance of the moment when God asked Abraham’s sacrifice of his eldest son, and then changed it to a lamb.
Furthermore, this event is the culmination of the pilgrimage to Mecca that currently millions of Muslims are making around the world, including 1,500 who left last Wednesday from the Spanish areas of Ceuta, Melilla and Andalusia.
Speaking to Europa Press, the president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) Riay Tatary, said that the number of lambs to be sacrificed in Spain these days depends on the area because, some Muslim families have “donated their sacrifices” to the needy countries like Palestine, Syria, Mali or Somalia.

The Imam of Madrid about the cartoons: We demand respect for the King; and the Muslims to Muhammad

19 september 2012

Riay Tatary, president of the Union of Islamic Communities, accused of “deliberate provocation” the different publishing of Muhammad’s cartoons.
The Imam of Madrid condemns the “acts of violence that are happening in the Arab world” because they are “neither justified nor do they lead to anything good.”

“In the Spanish Constitution, says that the King is inviolable and that His figure is out of range of any defamation. We demand respect for our King for the same reason that Muslims demand it for Muhammad” “.
“I condemn the violent reactions and deaths that have occurred.”

Muslims ask for flexibility, not privileges to fulfill the Ramadan at their workplace

20 July 12

Muslim workers living in Spain are gradually getting understanding from their employers to meet the month of Ramadan obligations, during the working day. So they are asking for “flexibility, not privileges,” according to the president of the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain, Riay Tatary.
“This year it will be very hard, very hot. This Ramadan will be harder, hotter than in recent years as it falls in summer, which occurs only every 34 years. “
Tatary pointed out that this month is not a holiday for the Muslims in the sense of “fun”, but “worship of the Muslim faith” and to comply with provisions such as solidarity, especially in these times of crisis.

Muslims call for more Muslim cemeteries in Spain to avoid repatriating bodies

25 June 2012

The president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) Riay Tatary, has claimed more Muslim cemeteries in Spain – they have twelve in the country – to avoid having to repatriate the bodies, which is very expensive, more in this time of crisis, as the cost can amount to 6,000 euros, depending on the country of origin of the deceased.

Speaking to Europa Press, Tatary has indicated that, although the Law 26/1992, a Cooperation Agreement between the Spanish State and the Islamic Commission of Spain, recognizes the Islamic communities with “the right to reserve plots for Islamic burials in municipal cemeteries, and the right to own their own Islamic cemeteries “, some municipalities are playing deaf.

Tatary indicated they are trying that, where there is a fairly large Muslim population, there is a cemetery or burial plot for Muslims or at least that they will be allowed to transfer the body to the nearest graveyard, which, as he explained, “is very difficult “because” municipalities do not want it.”

The Islamic Community of Calahorra opens its new Mosque

23 June 2012

The opening day of the new Mosque of Calahorra with capacity for 400 believers was chaired by the President of the Union of Islamic Communities in Spain, Riay Tatary, accompanied by the delegate to the region of La Rioja, Tarik Azouau Tajja. Azouau expressed that “more than a Mosque, we can speak of an Islamic center, because besides being a place of worship, it also seeks to educate children about the Islamic faith and behavior, and also will also participate in the guidance of the community members”.

President of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain welcomes the statements by the Confessions Relations Director of the Ministry of Justice

13 May 12
The president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain, Secretary General of the Islamic Commission of Spain Riay Tatary, expressed on May 13, 2012 his satisfaction to the media about the statements made to Europa Press by the Confessions Relations Director of the Ministry of Justice, Angel Fernandez de la Reguera Llorente, in which he “has ensured that the will of the government is to ” move forward “in developing the 1992 Agreements signed with the Muslim, Jewish and Evangelical faiths that mark this year its twenty years anniversary. ” Tatary is ready to develop the Cooperation Agreement between the Spanish State and the Islamic Commission of Spain, and to collaborate with the Administration to get a “clear and representative dialogue” of the Muslims in Spain.