The Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan urged to rename “Black Friday” to “generous” … This was reported in the press service of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of the Republic.
He drew attention to the name of the marketing campaign and stressed that in Islam and Kazakh traditions the word “Friday” (in Kazakh – “juma”) is revered concept and a sacred day.
Based on this, the mufti proposed to entrepreneurs and owners of shopping centers in Kazakhstan to rename “Black Friday” (“Kara Zhuma”) to “Generous Friday” (“Zhomart Zhuma”). In his opinion, such changes will make the action closer to the “understanding and mentality” of Kazakh Muslims and will receive support among the country's population.
In 2019, the current President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, proposed to name the capital of the Republic of Astana in honor of Nursultan Nazarbayev … After it was renamed, the deputy chairman of the Ak Zhol party, Kazbek Isa, came up with an initiative to change the names of Petropavlovsk and Pavlodar to the names of Kazakh khans.