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Islam in Russia

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 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.

United by Islam - interview with Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

You know how it happens: you are walking on the street, sunk in thought, taking no notice of the things around you, and all of sudden, as if you would wake up for an instance, you catch a phrase - a single phrase of a stranger, a single sentence out of somebody’s dialog. And it turns out to be the words that you were predestined to hear; the answer to the question that has been bothering you.

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.”

Dagestan - Dar al-Salam -- fatwa by Shaykh Ali al-Qaradaghi

Fatwa on the applicability of the term dar as-silm wal-islam ("the territory of peace and Islam") for Dagestan and similar territories.

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate!

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds! Blessings and greetings to the Messenger who is sent as mercy for the worlds, his family and all his companions.

Dagestani Muslims organize iftars

By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 31 Jul 2012

With the beginning of the blessed month of Ramadan Muslims perform one of the pillars of Islam - fasting. During this month Muslims should abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset.

In the evening, with the call of the adhan for the evening prayer - Maghrib, Muslims end their fast. Breaking fast, or iftar, - an indication that another day of fasting is over. Muslims praise Almighty Allah, while breaking fast with dates, water, or candy, and perform collective prayer, after which have a meal.

Religious Books Ban Upsets Russia Muslims

Source : OnIslam | Moscow | 20 Jun 2012

A court ruling banning several religious and historic books is inviting a storm of fury from Russian Muslims, who see the verdict as “unjustified”.

“We consider the prohibition of religious literature as an attempt at the revival of total ideological control,” the Russian Council of Muftis said in a statement posted on its website and cited by Russia Today.

“Such practice is unacceptable in a democratic society…and is an alarm signal for Russian citizens.”

Muslim Scholars Meet in Russia on Radicalism

By Ruslan Kurbanov | OnIslam | Moscow | 23 May 2012

A host of Muslim scholars and religious leaders will gather in the Russian capital this week to issue a fatwa condemning radicalization and extremism.

In a conference themed "Islamic Doctrine Against Radicalism", about 50 Russian muftis and imams and nearly 40 prominent Muslim scholars and thinkers will meet in Moscow on May 25.

The two-day conference is organized by International Center “al-Wasatya” (Kuwait), Scientific-Educational Center (Russia) and the International Union for Muslim Scholars.

Murid should behave as murid. Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi

Address by Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi ad-Daghestani at majlis of alims in Chirkey village mosque, Dagestan, Russia.

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