Islam in Ukraine

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Islam in Ukraine

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Geography of Ukraine

Ukraine is the second-largest country by area in Europe (after the Russian Federation). 
The total geographic area of Ukraine is 603,550 square kilometers (233,030 sq mi). 
The land border of Ukraine totals 6,993 kilometers .
The border lengths with each country are: 
Belarus 891 kilometers (554 mi) 
also Hungary 103 kilometers (64 mi)
Also Moldova 939 kilometers (583 mi)
Poland also 428 kilometers (266 mi)
Also Romania 169 kilometers (105 mi)
on the south and 362 kilometers (225 mi) on the west, 
Also Russia 1,974 kilometers (1,227 mi)
and Also Slovakia 90 kilometers (56 mi)
Ukraine is, also bordered by 3,783 kilometers (2,351 mi) of coastline. 
The border Ukraine with Russia is the country’s longest border

Ukraine is the eighth- most populous country in Europe.
Also with a population of 43.6 million.
Also Ukraine’s capital and largest city is Kyiv.

Islam in Ukraine

Islam in Ukraine is a minority religious affiliation with
Muslims representing around 0.9 % of the total population as of 2016.
The religion has a long history in Ukrane dating back to the establishment
of the Crimean Khanate in the 15 th century.
Sunni Islam of the Hanafi school is the largest non- Christian religion in Ukrane,
and the majority of Ukrainian Muslims are Crimean Tatars. 
In February 2016 Said Ismagilov, the mufti of Ummah,
counted one million (1,000,000) Muslims in Ukraine.


The history of Islam in Ukranie

Also The history of Islam in Ukranie is, associated with the Crimean Tatars.
the Turkic speaking descendants of Turkic and non- Turkic peoples
who had settled in Eastern Europe as early as the 7 th century. 
They established the Crimean Khanate in southern Ukrane in the 15 th century. 
The Khanate ended after growing Russian influence led to its annexation into
the Russian Empire after the Russo – Turkish Wars in the late 18th century.

The Crimean Tatars were Sunnis,
And also their mufti was, regarded as the highest religious figure. 
Tatar communities were led and represented by local imams.
At the time the Khanate was, annexed by Russia,
its capital of Bakhchysarai had at least 18 mosques along with several madrassas. 
However, the Russian Empire began persecuting the Muslim population,
and nearly 160,000 Tatars were, forced to leave Crimea Ukranie 20th century

Author: aburuqayyah
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