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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.…
Abstract The modern history of Iran is the history of challenges and upheavals. During this time Iran witnessed two revolutions, deposition of two monarchical dynasties, collapse of the monarchical regime, and transformation into an Islamic republic that became one of the few genuinely Islamic states in the world. The Iranian intellectuals was sensitive to the time’s challenges, which resulted in an uprise of various social and philosophical currents of thought. This book provides a description of intellectual movements in the modern history of Iran. Imprint Ideological processes in Iran: collection of articles / translated from Farsi by I. Gibadulllin; edited…
Abstract This book includes almost all well-known small edifying works in Persian either written by imam Ghazali in the end of his life or ascribed to him later. The first part of the edition contains the real works written by Imam Ghazali, namely: a guide for students entitled Zad-e Akherat (Provision for the hereafter); authentic message from Ghazali to Sultan Sanjar called “Nasihat al-Muluk” (The Counseling Kings) and a collection of the imam's letters to different recipients named «Faza'ilul al-anam min rasa'ili hujjat al-Islam (People’s virtues from the messages of Islam’s argument). The second part contains a letter so far…
Abstract This edition is a concise four-volume textbook for studying the Qur’an that was prepared in the post-revolutionary Iran for the higher school students. The author of the book, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, stands at the origins of the system of primary Islamic education in Iran, and a whole generation of Iranian youth studied his four-volume work. The book “The lessons of the Qur’an” attempts to shed light on the meanings of the Qur’anic texts and to outline the benefits that can be derived therefrom by anyone reading the Holy Scripture of Muslims. Imprint Haddad-Adel G. The lessons of the Qur’an /…
Abstract This book contains a detailed description of one of the most prominent historical figures — Imam Ali (A), the closest companion of the Prophet Muhammad (S). Imam Ali’s numerous combat services and moral qualities, as well as his courage, wisdom, justice and eloquence made him famous and left a mark in the history. For general audience. Imprint Huseyin Sayidi. The Personality of Ali ibn Abi Talib / translated from Farsi by B.V. Norik; edited by A. Ramazanov. – М.: ООО “Sadra”, 2017. – 240 p. – [The Prophet’s Family].
Abstract The Qur'an is not only the first written text of the Arab literature, but it also the foundation of the Muslims’ belief system and the source of the Islamic culture. From the very beginning of the Islamic civilization the best minds of the humanity scrutinized it. It was revealed “in a clear Arabic language” (the Qur’an, 26:195), this is why the language of the Qur’an attracted the researchers’ attention throughout the entire history of Islam. This book contains the view of a contemporary Iranian philosopher on the language of the Qur’an, which literally represents an amazing phenomenon of the…