By Said Ismagilov, the Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine Ummah
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
I learned to sleep with gunfire next to my ears. You can’t really name it differently. It turns out that when fired, Grad installations illuminate the darkness very well. Only, their howl ruffles the nerves unpleasantly. I’m amazed at the reserve of our Ukrainian army. I do not know how it is in other districts, but in Kirov and Kuibyshev districts, [they] did not retaliate even once during the past three days: not a missile, not a shell.
At the market I saw a sad sight, a youth with a gun, such a little fighter. Without a mustache, beardless, he looked like such a child, I wouldn’t have even estimated that he was 18 years old. Where are you going, baby? This is not a little war for kids. But so full of himself, with a machine gun, such a “master of life.” What a joke ….
Friends report that they saw insurgents in turbans–similar to the Taliban. Then of course I cannot believe that someone from the real Afghan Taliban lost something in Donetsk. And nobody this colorful came over for the Eid prayer (today we have a holiday) to the mosque. (Maybe it’s someone disguising themselves as the Pashtun.)
Very few attended the holiday liturgy. We prayed for peace and God’s help.
Source: Said Ismagilov FB