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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…
Abstract This collection includes the works of outstanding representatives of the contemporary Iranian prose. Reza Amirkhani, Seyed Mehdi Shojai, Nader Ebrahimi and Sara Erfani are well-known in their country; now their works are available to Russian readers too. The authors create a colourful image of the everyday life of the modern Iran; demonstrate the morals of the Iranian society, but the main theme of most works is love. For general audience. Imprint The light of love and faith. Contemporary Iranian prose: collection [translated from Farsi by A.P. Andryushkin]. – М.: Veche, ООО Sadra, 2018. – 352 p.
Abstract This collection of works offers a review of the opinions of the most famous medieval Muslim thinkers’ (Al-Jahiz, Ibn Sahnun, al-Farabi, al-Qabisi and Ibn Sina) on education. Their extended philosophical legacy can make a great contribution to establishing an Islamic educational system, and can become a starting point for studying the history of Islamic thought and Islamic civilization on the whole. This book can be beneficial not only for practical studies, but can also be used for theoretical and research purposes, setting the stage for classification of educational schools in Islamic history, their analysis and criticism. The work is…
Abstract The monograph is dedicated to the work of A.E. Schmidt (1871–1939), a Russian orientalist. His teachers were V.R. Rosen, I. Goldziher, M. de Goeje, J. von Karabacek and other prominent experts in the Islamic East. I.Yu.Krachkovskiy, A.N. Samoylovich, V.I. Belyaev, P.P.Ivanov, E.M Peshchereva and many others considered themselves as Schmidt’s disciples. The book starts with an academic biography of A.E. Schmidt, which was prepared specially for this edition. The book contains unique materials from public and private archives in Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Tashkent. The edition is intended for all those interested in the Russian and Soviet Oriental studies…
Abstract This book is a collection of annotated academic translations of three versions of a classical story about Hayy ibn Yaqdhan by Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi and ibn Tufail. It offers three different viewpoints of medieval philosophers on what a human is. These works have influenced not only the Muslim world, but also the European literature. There is also a version of this novel written in Hebrew. This edition features an academic introduction and an appendix containing explanatory articles. The book is intended for a wide range of readers interested in the history of philosophy, culture and literature. Imprint A story…