2020-10-15 14:03:00

The first Russian doctoral thesis on Islamic theology earned

Moscow, October 15, Interfax- The first in the history of Russia defense of a thesis for the degree of Doctor of Theology in Islam took place at St. Petersburg State University, the candidate was the first Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Russia, Rector of the Moscow Islamic Institute Damir Mukhetdinov.

"We are talking about the formation of a new Muslim theology, which is a response to the challenges of modernity, a reaction to the radicalization of society, based on a deep development of the achievements of modern humanities, including academic oriental studies," head of the Thesis Council, Dean of the Faculty of Oriental Studies of St. Petersburg State University, Director of the Hermitage Mikhail Piotrovsky said.

The theme of the work is "Islamic renewal movement of the late XX - early XXI century: ideas and prospects".

In his closing speech, Mukhetdinov thanked Allah and each member of the Thesis Council, noting that "the works of the classics of Russian Islamic studies in the 1990s was an invaluable source of knowledge of their spiritual tradition for many young Muslims in the almost complete absence of theological literature on Islam."