Religious cities of Turkey
Summer holiday in Turkey with children is excellent possibility perfectly to have a rest. By tradition the spiritual power in the country belongs to the sultan who to a descent is a Caliph — the spiritual winner of all Muslims. And though at Ataturk the system of the caliphate has been abolished, the government still takes part in religious affairs. The government looks after interpretation and observance of religious norms. Department concerning religion – the public institution submitting directly to the prime minister. The department prepares and appoints people to all religious positions. The mufti — the expert on Islam — is available in each city of Turkey. According to the 136th article of the Turkish constitution, this department is urged to supervise observance of norms of religion and church service, also moral standards, being guided «by principles secular the countries, free from any political ideology, and in coordination with idea of municipal unity». It supervises activity of all imams and takes out decisions on controversial questions, being based on the norms approved by Department concerning religion. This organisation grants licences to the Koranic schools which are carrying out religious training.
New religious organisations of the people of Turkey
The religion in Turkey is taught and in city educational institutions (schools and institutes), submitting to the municipality ministry. Under the authority of Department there are all religious questions. On its site it is possible to find detailed information on the schedule of daily prayers, also Sura in the Internet or хадис for every day. By means of e-mail you can ask the question to the specialist in Islam. New hotels of Turkey if you want, will provide such specialist for the inspired conversation. At the very beginning of own board Ataturk has abolished a post of the sheikh and has closed dervishsky houses. But late there were new religious organisations under leadership of modern Islamic theologians, such as Fetkhulla Gyulen. They quickly grew and gained popularity. The department concerning religion has closed them ишикеви (training centres) and has forbidden to conduct religious promotion in the people of Turkey. But these groups have own mass media and continue activity at own schools and the institutes subordinated to the ministry of municipality.
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