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Abstract In the European tradition (except for the Historical School) the economic and moral discourses have existed separately since Adam Smith’s “The Wealth of Nations”. In the Islamic economic thought moral and ethical aspects are a part of economic argumentation. This book — the result of joint efforts of scholars of Iranian secular and religious institutions — gives an opportunity to obtain the first-hand information about this and other distinguishing features of Islamic economy. The book is intended for experts in economy and a wide range of interested readers. Imprint Values and principles of Islamic economy / translated from Persian…
Abstract For the first time in the history of Arab studies in Russia (and currently in the entire world) this work offers a reconstruction of the philosophical and religious system of the last prominent figure of the Bagdad school of Mu’tazilism, Abu al-Qasim al-Balhi al-Kabi (d. 319/931). Apart from a comparative analysis of the views of al-Balhi and his predecessors, the book attempts to present, wherever possible, an aggregate picture of discussions of Basra and Bagdad mutakallims on the pivotal questions of ethics, politics, ontology and epistemology. The edition will be useful for experts in Arab studies, philosophers and religious…
Abstract Studying land and legal relations of the Dagestan peoples is one of the most pertinent and important goals of history. The variety of development ways and forms in the regions of the republic, which differ in historical, natural and geographic conditions, attracts close attention of historians specializing in Dagestan studies. The development level of economic activity, principal land ownership and land rent forms, various ways of rent appropriation, and relationships between society members arising therefrom — these are the main aspects describing the society’s development level and its social and economical structure. This book attempts to provide an objective…
Abstract This unique photo album represents an illustrated history of the Muslim community of the Soviet Petrograd–Leningrad. The pictures taken in Leningrad’s suburbs and in the Leningrad region deserve special attention. The album includes photo materials from public and private archives, which naturally complement each other and allow us to see the history of the Muslim community not only through the eyes of the photographer but also through the eyes of believers. The majority of photos has been published for the first time. Imprint Renat Bekkin. Muslims in Soviet Petrograd — Leningrad (1917–1991). – М.: ООО Sadra, 2017. – 112…
Abstract The “Volshebnaya Gora” (issue 17) contains first published important source materials of Christian and Muslim traditions, devoted, in particular, to the Sufi origins of the traditionalism of René Guénon’s school, comparative analysis of Jewish and Slavic recensions of Old Testament’s epigraphs, and medieval perception of beauty in Western and Eastern Christianity. The edition is intended for patrologists, religious scholars, religious historians, and for other readers interested in medieval history, philosophy and the role of traditional spiritual teachings in the modern world. Imprint Volshebnaya Gora. Issue 17 / Executive editor — G.V. Bondarenko. – М.: Fund of “Fundamental linguistic research…
Abstract Not many states could counter the attacks of the Roman empire and win victories like Persia did. The unique blades made by Persian artisans can still be considered a model for noble weapon. Ancient towns, aqueducts and irrigation facilities of Persia boggle minds even in our days. The works of local poets and artists constitute a part of the world’s cultural heritage, e.g. classical Persian miniatures that are often called the most perfect things ever created in the world art. “Shahnameh”, an epic poem written by the great Ferdowsi, is not only an extensive and graphic epic, but also…
Abstract “Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter” (its original title is “Fatima is Fatima”) is a book written by an outstanding Iranian thinker Alli Shariati. It describes the difficult life and the hard battle of the only daughter of the Prophet (S), Fatima Zahra (A). The author recreates the personality of this woman, who serves as an example and a role model even nowadays. Fatima always sought justice and opposed oppression with all her heart and soul, without fearing the consequences of her words, as she knew she spoke the language of the Truth. Her spirit will always stay alive for those…
Abstract Who is the perfect man? How one can reach that level? Is the perfect man a philosopher who has reached the ultimate mental level, or is it someone who thinks that the meaning of life is only love? Or perhaps, it is a strong and mighty human model created by Nietzsche, or someone who doesn’t have anything at all… This book, one of the most popular works of the Muslim scholar Murtaza Mutahhari, contains an analysis of different schools’ views on the “perfect man” phenomenon. By means of studying Western and Eastern ideologies (including intra-Islamic ones) the author reveals…