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Tatarstan

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 Muslim leader killed in attack

By Roman Kruchinin | Kazan | 20 Jul 2012

The Islamic leader of Russia’s main Muslim region of Tatarstan was wounded yesterday and another cleric killed in rare attacks in an oil-rich republic often praised for its religious tolerance.

The mufti of Tatarstan, Ildus Faizov, was wounded in a car explosion while his former deputy, Valiulla Yakupov, was shot dead in the strikes an hour apart as Muslims prepared to begin observing Ramadan at sundown.

Russia's Tatarstan warns of radical Islam 'threat'

Source : Nicolas Miletitch | AFP
KAZAN : Russia | 31 May 2011

Authorities in Tatarstan, a predominantly Muslim region of central Russia, have sounded the alarm about radical Islam spreading to a region previously praised as a model of religious tolerance.

In November, three Islamists were killed in an armed clash with police that was unprecedented in the region. This prompted fears of the appearance of an armed insurgency similar to one in Russia's North Caucasus, where Islamist rebels are waging a bloody war with the authorities.

Tatarstan set for debut sukuk

Source : Mushtak Parker | Arab News
Kazan | 03 Jan 2011

Following the visit of President Rustam Minnikhanov of the Russian republic of Tatarstan to Malaysia in December and the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Kuala Lumpur between the Tatarstan government, the local IFC Linova, Malaysia’s Amanah Raya Berhad Group and Kuwait Finance House Malaysia (KFH Malaysia) whereby the parties would cooperate in facilitating the issuance of the debut sovereign sukuk of Tatarstan, work on the feasibility study on the sukuk origination is set to start this month.

Farid Salman: Wahhabis are called ‘a deceived group’ even in Saudi Arabia

Written by Yana Amelina
Kazan : 29 Oct 2010

Russian Islamic community is becoming more and more radical. This situation represents a serious danger for state and society. About their possibility for ‘improvement’ we interviewed Ex-mufti of Tatarstan, Chairman of the Research Center of the Holy Qur’an and Blessed Sunnah Mr Farid Salman.

Recently the talks about ‘Wahhabi’s threat’ in Tatarstan renewed. How dangerous is the situation in reality?

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