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Russian Muslims

Biographical Accounts Of The Tatar Sheikh Muhammad-Zakir al-Chistawi (Kamalov) in The Arabic Manuscripts

For several centuries the Tatar literature has been evolving within the entire Islamic civilization maintaining strong ties with the Arabic, the Persian and the Turkish cultures.

Russian Muslims welcome Ramadan with a great joy

Source : Agencies | 11 Jul 2013

Russians Muslims welcomed holy Ramadan with great enthusiasm. Around 20 million of Muslims around Russia including the capital city of Moscow flocked to the mosques to perform the first Tarawih prayer of this Ramadan.

Moscow is also home to two million Muslims who welcomed Ramadan with great joy. The tent mosque near the Moscow Central Mosque is also serving Muslims in performing their prayers.

19 hours of fasting and Tarawih prayer at 24:00

Russian govt. introduction of Islamic Studies at university level welcomed at large

Source : Islamonline.com / 28 Mar 2013

The Russian government has introduced a degree program for Islamic Studies across the country and the decision has attracted tremendous praise as some have welcomed the move for better preparing experts on Islam and some say that the move will help curb extremism through spreading peaceful Islamic teachings.

“Students will study for three or five years without going abroad,” Damir Gizatullin, first Deputy Head of the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of European Russia and Siberia, said.

Russia in New Move on Islam Study

Source : OnIslam & News Agencies / 6 Mar 2013

A Russian government decision to hammer out a degree program for Islam study is gaining mixed reactions, with some hail the move for helping better prepare experts on the Islamic faith, while others see it as an attempt to counter extremism.

“Students will study for three or five years without going abroad,” Damir Gizatullin, first deputy head of the Spiritual Directorate of the Muslims of European Russia and Siberia, told The Voice of Russia on Tuesday, March 5.

Makhachkala celebrates Prophet's birthday

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 25 Jan 2013

Mawlid Celebration at the central mosque in Makhachkala was packed with thousands of believers of all ages and social groups. All were united by a single faith in the Creator and with love for His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him).

The event began with a beautiful reading of the Holy Quran. And the Holy Speech of Allah spread throughout the mosque, covering trembling hearts of all attendees.

Dagestani mosques to hold lectures on Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 13 Jan 2013

Spiritual Administration of Dagestani Muslims announced that lectures about the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) will be conducted in all the mosques in the republic throughout the month of Rabiul Awwal. The statement was made by Abdullah Haji Magomedov, Chief Editor of Avar edition of Assalam newspaper at the Majlis of Ulama held last Saturday at the central Juma mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan.

Dagestani Ulama stress the importance of Zakat

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 07 Jan 2013

Majlis of Dagestan Ulama dedicated to the subject of Zakat was held last Saturday at the central Juma mosque in Makhachkala, Dagestan. The Majlis was attended by the imams of different cities and district of the Republic.

Strongest grandmother in the world lives in Dagestan

Source : Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 26 Dec 2012

Strongest grandmother in the world lives in the Dagestani village of Sultan Yangiyurt, IslamDag.ru reports. 78-year-old Sakinat Hanapieva did not know that her achievements have long been listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Sakinat lives very modestly, she doesn’t have her own house, so she moved to the home of her daughter and son in law.

Grandmother lifts and throws up kettle bells, twists metal objects and tears thousand pages directories. But it is not only her talent.

New Mosques Spark Moscow Controversy

Source : OnIslam / 18 Dec 2012

Government plans to build six new mosques in the Russian capital Moscow are sparking a controversy in the country, with nationalists calling for a public referendum on the construction of the Muslim worship places.

I would not like a mosque to be built near my apartment building,” Alexander Belov, leader of the Russkiye nationalistic movement, told Interfax on Monday, December 17.
But I don't live in Lyublino or Butovo, I live in Orekhovo.”

Majlis of Dagestani Ulama held in Makhachkala

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 08 Dec 2012

Meeting of Dagestani theologians was held last Saturday at `AbdulHamid Afandi mosque in Makhachkala. The Majlis of Ulama was attended by representatives of the Spiritual Administration of Dagestani Muslims, imams of mosques of cities and regions, also representatives from the Ministry for National Policy, Religious affairs and Foreign relations, and other government officials.

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