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Abstract This book is a collection of stories from "Gulistan", the work written by the greatest classic of Persian literature, Saadi Shirazi. Saadi Shirazi was a renowned poet, thinker, Sufi, author of many poems. His most famous works are "Gulistan" and "Bustan", where he delicately and elegantly expressed the truths of the worldly wisdom and quoted some personal anecdotes. The book contains contemporary rendering of several stories from the Gulistan poem that would be of great interest both for young readers and their parents. The book is intended for a wide range of readers. Imprint Khalwa and Rainbow (Based on…
Abstract The Qur'an is the sacred book for Muslims of all madhabs. This edition represents a translation of the Holy Qur'an based on the 12-volume tafsir "The Light of the Holy Qur'an: Explanations and Interpretations", which had been published earlier. This commentary on the Qur'an, entitled as «Nur», was prepared by a group of respected Muslim scholars at the Islamic Scientific Research Centre of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Imprint The Qur'an. A translation of meanings. - Moscow: AST Publishing house, 2021. - 624 p.
Abstract Imam Muhammad 'Ali al-Chukuri al-Bulgari (1826-1889) was a Bashkir and Tatar Sufi poet, educator, mudarris, and overall an outstanding personality of the Bashkir history. "The Bulgarian Chronicles" is a historiographical work by Muhammad 'Ali Chukuri written in the Ural-Volga version of the Turkic language. Based mainly on the Arabic script, it was the common written language of the Turkic peoples professing Islam and was used from the 11th to the early 20th century in the vast territory of Eurasia — from Eastern Turkestan to North Africa and the Balkans. The book allows the readers to see the world through…
Abstract This book presents the pedagogical views of the great medieval thinker Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali. His extensive philosophical legacy may be useful in developing an Islamic pedagogical system and may also serve as a starting point for studying the history of Islamic thought and civilization. This work is useful both for educational and research purposes, since it can provide a basis for classifying, analyzing and criticizing schools of thought in Islamic history. The book is intended for experts in Islamic pedagogy, as well as for general readers interested in the development of Islamic thought. Imprint Rafi'i, Behruz. Upbringing and…
Abstract The work of Joseph van Ess, a prominent contemporary German Islamic scholar, represents the most fundamental work on the intellectual history of early medieval Muslim society and has been published in Russian for the first time. The first volume describes the formation of religious thought in Islam. The book is intended for a wide range of readers interested in the philosophical and cultural heritage of the Islamic world. Imprint Van Ess, Joseph. Theology and Society in the 2nd-3rd century AH. Volume I. The history of religious thought in early Islam / J. van Ess; translated from German by P.…
Abstract Henri Corbin (1903-1978), a French theologian, historian of religion and philosopher, is one of the most famous experts in Muslim Iran, Shiism and Sufism. The book "The Man of Light in Iranian Sufism" holds an important place in his legacy. Based on a number of classic Sufi texts the author examines the phenomena of light and colour (photism) seen by mystics during their spiritual journey, which indicate a change in their state. The author believes that these appearances should be interpreted as a meeting with an invisible "spiritual guide" who leads the mystic to the pure divine light. The…
Abstract The medieval thinker Mahmoud Shabestari's poem, "The Secret Rose Garden", is one of the classic Sufi works. It was an important source of knowledge for Islamic mystics for many centuries and contributed to the development of philosophy during the Safavid era. The work still retains its relevance: Muhammad Iqbal, the great thinker and reformer of Islam, wrote a poetic response to this text, while the religious leaders of the post-revolutionary Iran referred to it in their works and delivered lectures on the Shabestari’s masterpiece. The work includes the Persian text of the poem edited by Kazim Dizfuliyan, a translation…
Abstract This book is a product of the scientific research and longstanding course on Persian literature delivered at the Institute of Asian and African Studies at the Moscow State University. The edition provides a detailed picture of the complex development process that the Persian literature underwent in the 13th to 18th centuries. It is will be useful for university students and teachers, as well as for general readers interested in classical Persian literature. Imprint Reisner, Marina Lvovna; Ardashnikova, Anna Naumovna. Persian literature of the 9th to 18th centuries: [2 volumes] / M.L. Reisner, A.N. Ardashnikova; ed. by E.O.Akimushkina. - Moscow:…