Grand mufti of Russia: foreign theologians will experience at the Bulgarian Academy

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Foreign Islamic scholars, before receiving an invitation to teach at the Islamic Academy in Bolgar (Tatarstan) will be tested there on a commitment to traditional Islam, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Chairman of the Central spiritual administration of Muslims (tsdum) Russia Supreme mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin.

Academy in Bulgaria is to become spiritual and educational center for all Muslims of Russia. Another purpose — to fill the shortage of staff in the muftiates, now many Russian imams are trained abroad, mainly in countries in the Middle East. The institution is set up with joint participation of the largest spiritual administration of Muslims of the country.

«Maybe we’ll introduce a so-called shift method: to invite foreign experts for two months – and see whether he adheres to traditional Islam or not. He should have not only knowledge of the Arabic language and ideology corresponding to the traditional Islam,» said Tajuddin.

The Bulgarian Islamic Academy will open this fall and is expected to initially recruit 25-30 students, masters and doctors. In the first stage, according to the Supreme mufti, it is planned that the Academy will be to teach three or four of the theologian from abroad. Among them he called the Professor, Amman, international University of Islamic Sciences (Jordan) Sheikh Abdurrezzak of the Card, which is «already experienced one: it is worldwide known as a follower of traditional Islam».

According to the assessment of Tadzhuddin, at present, the training of Muslim clergy in Russia — «the most important question, even more important than the construction of temples and mosques». Tsdum the Chairman reported that over the past 20 years, the country has built more than 7 thousand mosques, while 65-70% of domestic imams and Muftis, he complained, «preklonnogo age.» «Back to the world of eternity – who will replace?» — said Supreme mufti.

At the same time, continued the spokesman, there are «thousands of professionals who are trained in foreign Islamic centers, cut off from our lives, and among them many of those who follow radical movements». «We can’t allow our spiritual space,» said Tajuddin.

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Tatarstan President signed a decree on creation of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy in November 2015. As noted in the decree, the initiative tsdum of Russia, Spiritual administration of Muslims of Russia, Spiritual administration of Muslims of Tatarstan on creation in Kazan scientifically-educational and spiritually-educational Muslim centre «Bulgarian Islamic Academy» is maintained in order to preserve and develop traditional spiritual values, strengthening of interfaith and interethnic peace and accord in Tatarstan.

The Bulgarian Islamic Academy as the highest level of religious education in the country is intended to consolidate the potential of the Russian Muslim clergy and authoritative foreign scientists to strengthen the position of Russia’s traditional trends in Islam.

The basic elements of the complex should become Bulgarian Council of Ulema, scientific-educational center, Islamic library, Advisory Council, center for the study of the Tatar theological heritage. To teaching in the Academy is planned to attract the world’s leading scientists, theologians.

The idea of the creation of the higher spiritual educational institution supported by the President of the Russian Federation. The ceremony of laying the first stone of the Academy was held on 21 may last year with the participation of the leadership of Tatarstan, the Federal Agency for the Affairs of nationalities, representatives of traditional religions of Russia.

At the end of last week, on may 20, President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Talgat Tadzhuddin and other spiritual leaders attended the presentation of buildings under construction of the Bulgarian Islamic Academy. The event, which took place in the framework of the celebrations on the occasion 1128-th anniversary of adoption of Islam in Volga Bulgaria in the ancient city of Bolgar, was attended by thousands of Muslims from all over the country. 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