Ahmad Tamim belongs to Islamic School, which doesn't predominate among Muslims of Ukraine, - Mustafa Dzhemilev
Shortly before visiting Turkey, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Commissioner for the President of Ukraine of the Crimean Tatar People, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Mustafa Dzhemilev, gave an interview to the TV channel “Priamyi”, during which he shared his thoughts on many current social phenomena and geopolitical processes.
During the conversation with Mustafa Dzhemilev, the interviewer figuratively compared him with “a bridge between official Kyiv, institutions of state administration and the Muslim world and asked about the Сongress of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine, which Sheikh Ahmed Tamim participated in, whether this event was of particular interest in Islamic World and what it meant for Ukraine:
- Well, I would say that there is no any “Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Ukraine”. Ahmad Tamim just heads several congregations. In fact, we have a lot of such Islamic Centres, and now the task is to somehow consolidate them and create a single Religious Administration. As for Ahmad Tamim, a man, who was educated by the quota of the Lebanese Communist Party, and then became an imam ... Well, you know, there is no certain trust here. He belongs to the Habashite school in Islam, which does not prevail among Muslims. In short, the attitude is uncertain here. I haven’t heard anything about Muslims’ Congress. For us, this (the Congress of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Ukraine and Sheikh Ahmed Tamim’s participation in it - ed.) is not of significant importance. Consolidation of all Muslims to be the true patriots of their country is important for us,” - stressed Mustafa Dzhemilev, the leader of the Crimean Tatar people.
Let us recall that, according to the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Ahmed Tamim acts and represents the interests of only his spiritual administration and religious communities that are its integral parts, and the post of "mufti of Ukraine" is not legitimate.
As of January 1, 2018 there are 6 religious administrations of Muslims, as well as independent religious communities in Ukraine.