Wednesday 23 May 2018 \

 

Tatarstan has set time of prayers for Ramadan

Beginning from May (for Kazan from May 5) until early August, due to geographical peculiarities of the region, Tatarstani Muftiyat has made some clarifications with regards to the prayer and fasting times to be observed by Muslims in the region.
 
 

Arabia’s Madani Script: From handwritten origins to the digital age

Ancient Arabic scripts are distinguished by their beauty and diversity, and the Makki and Madani scripts were the most prominent versions throughout history. The Madani script, in which the Qur’an, the Sunnah, and the Prophet Muhammad’s correspondence with kings and presidents were written, is particularly notable.
 
There are many opinions concerning the origins of Arabic calligraphy. Some scholars suggest it goes back to Ismail, son of the Prophet Ibrahim. Others say it came from the Nabataeans in the 4th century BC.
 

Turkey's Erdogan blasts French demands to change Quran

If 300 figures seeking Quran changes read their own holy books, they would also want them banned, says Turkish president
 
We will not stoop to the level of French critics of Islam by attacking their sacred values, said Turkey’s president on Tuesday, blasting a French proposal for the removal of some Quranic verses.
 
 

Bosnia marks annual Day of Mosques

Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday marked its Day of Mosques with informative events across the country.
The small Balkan country, which survived massive shelling during the 1990s, as well as massacres and the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, marks May 7 as its Day of Mosques.
 
During the day, the public is informed about hundreds of mosques and various religious buildings destroyed by Serbian and Croatian forces during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995.
 
 

Hundreds of theologians took part in the Rasulov Readings

The 7th International Scientific and Practical Conference "Rasulov Readings" was held in the city of Troitsk, Chelyabinsk region.
 
According to the press service of the Chelyabinsk regional government, this year the conference was dedicated to the 185th birthday of Zainulla Rasulev and the 20th anniversary of the agreement on cooperation between the regional government and the central spiritual administration of the Muslims of the Russian Federation.
 
 

Quran recitation courses open in Crimea

Quran recitation courses are offered in Crimean mosques for Muslims of all walks of life. 
 
Religious-educational project "Faydaly ilim" of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of Crimea announced opening of express courses on learning the recitation of the holy Quran. 
 
The accelerated courses are offered in two programs. The first program is "Quran in Ramadan". Classes will be conducted twice a week for 2.5 hours. The course will last from May 20 to June 15.
 
 

Russia's paragliding season opens in Dagestan

Over 80 paragliders from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Astrakhan and Kirov regions came to Dagestan, Makhachkala news daily reports with reference to the head of the paragliding club "Sapsan" Marcel Magomedov.
 
 

The Golden Horde and Islam

When studying the history of the Golden Horde, Russian school textbooks, as a rule, do not see a special difference between Mongols and modern Tatars, and this in turn leads to such a widespread, but obviously erroneous view that the warriors of Khan Baty represented the Muslim army.
 
This opinion is formed as if by default. An in-depth approach to the coverage of this topic in the study of the Golden Horde period of Russian history is practically absent.
 
 

Family, good health & rewarding jobs: Russians reveal what makes them so happy

Over 80 percent of Russians describe themselves as happy people, according to a nationwide poll. When asked what made them happy, they named loving families, children and good work as major factors.
 
According to the survey results released by the state-run public opinion research center on Thursday, 83 percent of Russians currently think of themselves as happy. The proportion was even higher amongst people with large incomes (96 percent). Some 87 percent of people aged between 18 and 24 say they are happy. 
 
 

Muslim won all-russian math olympiad

A 10 grade student Abdulkadir Buchaev from Dagestan became the winner of the final stage of the All-Russian Olympiad of schoolchildren in mathematics. The event was held from 23 to 28 April in Yekaterinburg.
 
The mathematics Olympiad is considered the most prestigious and has been held since the 1960s. In 2018, more than 350 high school students from all regions of Russia took part in the event. Representing the Republic of Dagestan Abdulkadyr Buchaev became one of the best among them.
 
 
 

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