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Abstract The book represents the results of the authors’ academic research and years-long lecturing of the Persian literature course at the Institute of Asian and African studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. This work attempts at summarizing substantial materials collected over the past decades in the area of Iranian studies and other areas of Oriental literature studies. The books describes the history of establishment and development of the Iranian literature in 9th-18th centuries. The book is intended for university students, as well as a wide range of readers interested in classical Persian literature. Imprint M.L. Reisner, A.N.Ardashnikova. The Persian…
Abstract This monograph contains a number of significant yet underexamined incidents of the centuries-long history of the Arab East. Although the monograph presents a broad overview of the Arab history during the ancient times, Middle Ages and modern era, the author pays special attention to the issues of spaces in the Arab and Muslim history. Drawing on specific historical cases, the monograph author explains how ancient authors perceived Arabs and what we know about the structure, movements and achievements of pre-Islamic Arab tribes; how Arab writers described the lands beyond Dar al-Islam and what they thought of the foreigners who…
Abstract The book presents a concise review of the history of the ancient and contemporary Libya, its conquest by the Ottoman Empire and later by Italy. It covers different stages of the country’s existence as an independent state. The main focus is placed on the civil war, which broke out in 2011, and the role of the Western European countries in this perpetual conflict. The publication is meant for those engaged in political studies, as well as general readers interested in the events happening in the North Africa and Middle East. Imprint Vidyasova, M.F. Libya. Where is the country of…
Abstract The book of an Iranian author Seyed Aboutorab Siyahpush is dedicated to the history of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad (Bayt Al-Hikma) and a number of similar institutions existing in the Muslim East that could be considered as prototypes of contemporary academies. The research presents an analysis of the social and cultural context and historical conditions of this phenomenon incorporating academic traditions of the Ancient East and the ancient world. It also examines the «translation movement», which was closely connected with the House of Wisdom, and its main representatives. The author familiarizes the readers with the subject of…
Abstract The book explores the images of religious leaders (muftis, imams, sheikhs, mullas etc.) in the Tatar and Turkish literature at the turn of 19-20th century, which reflected the changes happening in the public conscience and artistic thinking of Turkic Muslims: the Tatar nation living in the Russian empire, and the Turkish nation inhabiting the Ottoman empire. The formation of a spiritual leader’s ideal in both literatures was accompanied by the criticism of ignorance and moral vices of certain religious figures, as well as the establishment of ethic and aesthetic ideals of a perfect human (al-insan al-kameel). The book is…
Abstract This book is a collection of articles and lectures of a famous Islamic scholar, Muhammad Ali Taskhiri, whose works are usually distinguished by consistent rationalism in examining the key Islamic issues. This collection can familiarize readers with the Qur’an. Besides, this work is a significant monument of the contemporary Islamic thought. For Russian Muslims this book can become a useful tool for studying their religion and provide food for thought. Imprint Taskhiri, Muhammad Ali. The Qur’an in the culture of Muslim peoples / compiled by Tahsin al-Badri; translated from Arabic by D.V.Mikulskiy, F.O.Nofal; edited by D.V.Mikulskiy. – М.: ООО…
Abstract The readers are offered a collection of stories entitled “Light and bread”, which consists of five parts: “The Prophet passed by our house”, “There is a whale beating in your chest”, “All the daughters of the earth are called Leyli”, “Two days left until the end of the world”, “I am the eighth one out of those seven”. All stories by Irfan Nazarahari are about people, truth and good deeds, love and beauty, responsibility and justice; about the light of knowledge that illuminates the darkness of ignorance; about self-understanding and one’s way to God. These amazingly moving and deep…
Abstract This book includes 11 articles on Islamic economy written by recognized Muslim researchers. The book consists of 2 parts: review of the Islamic economic science and description of the Islamic financial system. The work examines and analyses the origins and definition of the Islamic economic science, as well as its philosophy, objectives and methods. In some articles the authors quote Qur’anic verses and hadiths to ensure that the readers can better understand the relevant information provided. The book treats the issues of the Islamic financial system in a comprehensive way, including those related to the functioning of Islamic banks…