Exhibit showcases Tatar Muslim’s unique culture
THE Tatar Muslim community, which arrived in Poland over 600 years ago, continues to practise their traditions and religious beliefs until today.
This was shared by Director of Academic Studies / Operations at the Laksamana College of Business (LCB) Bogusia Mischke during the launch of the Tatars: Muslims in the Republic of Poland Exhibition at LCB on Monday.
She added that living far from main Muslim centres, the community learn to adopt by building mosques decorated with Al-Quran verses preserved and handed down from generation to generations.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali was the guest of honour.
Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Poland to Brunei Darussalam Professor Krzysztof Debnicki and LCB Director Haji Suhaimei bin Haji Awang Besar were also present.
Deputy Permanent Secretary (Tourism) at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Wardi bin Haji Mohammad Ali tours the exhibition. – AZIZ IDRIS
Professor Krzysztof Debnicki noted that although the size of the Tatar society in Poland is small, the community have an important role in the history of the country and have their own unique culture, food and lifestyle.
He hoped the exhibition will provide an opportunity for locals to learn more about to the unique culture of the Tatar Muslim community and the history of Islamic civilisation in Poland which dates back from 14th Century.
There are 4,000 Tatars living in Poland to date.
The exhibition at Level 2, LCB in Batu Satu until May 3 is free to the public. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.