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Abstract This study guide is devoted to the correlation of two major categories of the medieval Islamic philosophy: the absolute and the truth. Although these terms are interpreted differently in different Islamic schools and movements, what is meant is the single universal foundation of creation and the genuineness of its manifestations. In order to avoid specialized theological arguments, the authors replaced such words as “God”, “Allah”, “Lord”, “Almighty” with their philosophic equivalent, that is “the Absolute”. The books presents the main ideas of Mu’tazilism, falsafa, ishrakism, Ismailism of the classical period in a chronological order. The book was prepared in…
Imprint The work by Seyed Abu’l-Qasem Husseini, a well-known contemporary Iranian writer, scholar, translator and poet, is devoted to the typology of the Qur’anic stories in the context of the historical reality. The purpose of the research is to determine to what extend the Qur’anic stories refer to the historical reality and what is the role of symbolic and mythological elements in these stories. The book was prepared in the context of the cooperation between the International Centre for Islamic Research of the RAS Anthropology and Ethnography Museum and the Islamic Culture Research Foundation (Moscow). Imprint Seyed Abu’l-Qasem Husseini (Jarfa).…
Abstract This collection contains the articles of Russian and Iranian authors devoted to different aspects of the Islamic revolution and the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The focus is placed on the ideological justification of a new Islamic state model based on the “velayet-e fakih” principle and its practical implementation. The work presents an analysis of the results of social, political, economic and cultural development of Iran, its major concepts of foreign policy and the evolution of the Russian-Iranian relationships. The work also suggests possible scenarios for the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran. This collection of…
Abstract The questions raised in the work shed light on the music in Islam through the example of Iranian traditions. The authors from Iran, Germany, France, Uzbekistan and Russia reveal the phenomenon of “Islamic music”, demonstrating its social, legal, theological, aesthetic, historical, theoretical, ethnographic, practical and esoteric aspects. The readers will have the opportunity to get familiar with the translations of the works written by contemporary Iranian and European scholars and to assess the results of their academic research. The collection’s structure and article comments ensure its unity, highlighting the uniqueness of the Iranian music, revealing similarities in the issues…
Abstract The work represents a commented translation from Arabic and a research on one of the most interesting and complex works of Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali(450/1058–59 – 505/1111), a prominent medieval Muslim thinker. In this work Al-Ghazali attempts to Islamize the ancient logic. Drawing on the Aristotelian syllogistic, he disputes with Ismailian theologists. This work of the medieval thinker will be useful for everyone interested in the history of Islamic theology and Eastern philosophy. Imprint Al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid. The correct balance (al-Qistas al-mustaqim) / introduction, translation and comments by V.V. Naumkin; RAS Institute of Oriental Studies. – 2nd edition, revised. –…
Abstract This is the most well-known work of one of the leading Iranologists of our time, Bert Fragner, — “Persophonie”, which gained wide recognition in the international academic community. This book was first published in 1999, and in the span of 15 years it has become one of the classical works on Iranology. The word “persophonie” is used to designate the area of prevalence of the Persian language, which was a lingua franca for the peoples who inhabited the lands extending from Iran to China and from the Caucasus to India. In the Middle Ages this region developed as a…
Abstract “The unity of beauty” series includes a number of works devoted to the beautiful in Islamic culture. This book, the first one in the series about the visual art, contains the articles of Iranian scholars, who explained the role of the visual art in Islam. Just as “The unity of beauty” series contains works on different fields of art (painting, music, theatre etc.,), this book contains different views on Islamic art and presents them to readers. Imprint The unity of beauty: collection of articles / compiled and edited by M.J. Nazarli– М.: ООО Sadra, 2019. – 272 + 32…
Abstract Islam in the Territories of the Former Russian Empire encyclopaedic lexicon was being published in the form of separate issues — in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2012 — in the process of data accumulation. In 2006, the augmented and emended entries of the earliest three issues were published as the first synoptic volume. The present, second synoptic volume includes the materials of issues 4 and 5, which have been edited and augmented with new data, as well as the entries from the 6th issue that has been prepared earlier. The contributors of the entries are dozens of specialists…