Photos and documents about development of various faiths showcased in Pavlodar

Photos and documents about development of various faiths showcased in Pavlodar

Unique exhibits were showcased at the exposition in Pavlodar. The museum exposition included ancient manuscripts, Holy Scriptures, rare books about religion, photographs and documents, demonstrating the development of various faiths. The rare items include two ancient Qurans and the Bible published in 1821. It was brought to Pavlodar region by ethnic Germans deported from the Russian Volga region in 1941. The exhibition demonstrates that the residents of Pavlodar region had diverse religious beliefs even in the early 20th century. Kazakhstan has always been a tolerant country as Muslims, Catholics, Orthodox Christians, and Jews lived in harmony at that time.

Nurlan Kairbekov, grand imam, ‘Ak Meshit’ mosque

- The exposition includes religious books about Islam, such as books about our Prophet and Quran. We brought books on the basics of the Islamic teachings. We have the opportunity to learn about other religions, such as Christianity, at this exhibition. We can learn about the history of the Holy book of the Christians. We learned a lot at the exposition.

Yevgeniy Fedorin, assistant to rabbi, Pavlodar synagogue

- We have presented one of the Talmud volumes, Tractate Shabbat and Hanukkiah that is lit during Hanukkah holiday. There are also home blessings and soul candles.