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Abstract The book called “The pearl of the Quraysh tribe” tells about Amina, the Prophet Muhammad’s mother. She was born in Medina and was the daughter of Wahb ibn Abdumanaf, the leader of the Banu Zuhra clan of the Quraysh tribe. She was the most beautiful and educated among the Qurayshi women, and excelled all of them in sincere worshipping to God. She occupies a special place in the history of Islam. She was granted an honour that no other woman had received: she became the mother of the last Prophet, who was sent as a mercy to the worlds……
Abstract The book tells about the life of the Prophet Noah, the first of the five great Islamic prophets sent to people by Allah. He is identified with the biblical Noah. His name is mentioned in numerous verses of the Qur'an, and the 71st surah, which was revealed in Makkah, bears his name. The Qur'an says that the Prophet Noah, following Allah's command, started to preach monotheism to his pagan fellow tribesmen. People called him mad, insulted him, humiliated and threatened with stoning. Noah’s admonitions were fruitless, so he begged Allah for help… Imprint Takdis S. The story of the…
Abstract This collection of articles dedicated to Stanislav Mikhailovich Prozorov, a prominent Russian expert in Islamic studies, one of the founders of the Saint Petersburg school of Russian Academic Islamic studies, includes the articles of Russian and foreign researchers, most of whom are peers, colleagues and students of S.M. Prozorov. The authors focus on different areas of academic Islamic studies: Islamic historiography and source study, Sufism, methodology of research works on Islamic studies, textology, translations of Islamic sources published in Russian for the first time, Islamic education in Russia, outstanding display of Islamic culture in Muslim countries, including the countries…
Abstract The book answers the question how the conceptualisation of the “harf”, a basic linguistic component, which developed in the Arab linguistic tradition since the 8th century, is possible. It has been demonstrated that the “harf” can not be accurately interpreted using the European linguistic categories, such as phonemes, vowels, consonants, letters etc. It is possible to explain the view on the “harf” in the Arab linguistic tradition only on the ground of the process logic, but not the substantial logic. It raises the question of the metaphysics of splitting the events in systems of things and suggests reconsidering the…
Abstract This books contains a number of interrelated religious talks of an Iranian Shia religious scholar, ayatollah Abdollah Jawadi Amoli, addressed to his students and disciples. The book features the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (S), his companions, some of the twelve imams and prominent Shia scholars who lived and worked in different times. Many ideas are presented in the context of their diverse meanings: the preacher is going from purely practical, materialistic dimension to abstract and symbolic meanings. The conclusions are in no way categorical — they invite the listeners and readers to individual ponderation and deep involvement while…
Abstract The Muslim population of the Russian empire has lately heightened the interest of Russian and foreign historians. A number of books and articles about them in Russian and English has been published, many of which saw the light on the pages of the international magazine devoted to imperial history and nationalism in the former Soviet Union, “Ab Imperio”. What do all these articles have in common? In terms of concept they all stem from the post-colonial glossary of the new imperial history — a current that formed initially in the historiography of the British Empire under a strong influence…
Abstract The historical phenomenon of modernism and the Modern Age still spark interest in our day. The challenges of the past come to life in the context of the challenges of the present. What is novelty, what is modernity? These notions remain pertinent, because the idea of “the new” itself and the attitude to it vary from culture to culture. Although the changes happening in one corner of the world resonate in other parts of the world, not all of them become global due to resistance caused by certain customs or development interests of different countries. Therefore, it is interesting…
Abstract This book contains the articles of Iranian and Western authors related to family education. Readers will be able to become acquainted with different opinions and stances on this matter. Education issues are examined not only in terms of timeless Islamic values defined by the Qur’an and Sunnah, but also taking into account modern challenges, such as the influence of media and cyberspace on the young generation’s upbringing. The work will be of interest to a wide range of readers. Imprint Topical issues of family education: collection of articles / translated from Farsi by J. Mirzoyev; edited by R. Izmaylov.…