The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said during a speech at a meeting with representatives of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the need to prohibit residents of the country in nitrourea time to dress completely in black clothing.
This was reported on Wednesday, April 19, on the official website of the President of the Republic.
«If young people will follow the teachings that are alien to our people, what will happen to government? We will not allow this. Independent Kazakhstan needs to have a bright future, a nation must be unified, the country should be secular and to develop further. We will not tolerate those who oppose our goal. It is not only the interests of the state apparatus, that the interests of the people of Kazakhstan, its future,» said Nazarbayev.
According to the President, the number of Kazakh girls who «completely cover themselves in black robes» and young people «letting the beard and cropped pants» increases due to the ignorance of the younger generation: «It is not meet nor our traditions, nor our people.»
The President of the Republic reminded about the history of the Kazakh culture and traditional clothing of women, noting that between the black robe and religion there is no connection. «If young people will follow the teachings that are alien to our people, what will happen to government? We will not allow this,» he said.
However, Nazarbayev insists on the need to promote Patriotic education in the activities of the imams: «a True Muslim is not known by the clothes, the difference is in the internal belief. If in the human heart there is love, then he has faith. We need to move towards the civilized world, discover science and knowledge. Up to the XVIII-XIX centuries, the Muslim world was a leader in the world. He was the fountain of science, a birthplace of philosophers, doctors and writers. Now we have lost the leading position in these issues,» – said the President.
Earlier this week it became known that President of Kazakhstan plans to transfer to the Latin script. The article «looking to the future: the modernization of public consciousness», which was published yesterday, the newspaper «Egemen Kazakhstan», Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed to develop a standard of the Kazakh alphabet based on the Latin alphabet until the end of 2017.
«There is a deep logic to the transition to the Latin alphabet. This is due to modern technology, environment and communications, also with specific processes in education and science of the 21st century. At school our children study English and learn Latin letters, therefore the younger generation should have no difficulties and obstacles. Until the end of 2017 with the help of scientists and discussions in the society must adopt the new standard charts of the alphabet,» the article said Nazarbayev.