In Kazan opened the monument to the famous Muslim theologian

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva in fotoracconti the Kremlin and the Kremlin transport damIn Kazan opened the monument to the famous Muslim theologian© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Bogodeeva the image Bank

In the capital of Tatarstan on Tuesday unveiled a monument to the famous Muslim educator and theologian Shigabutdin Marjani, reported RIA Novosti, the mufti of the Republic Kamil Samigullin.

According to the mufti, in a ceremony of opening the monument was attended by not only religious leaders, Orientalists, but also the authorities — the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and state counselor Mintimer Shaimiev.

«It is gratifying that today a number of us were and are the descendants of Shigabutdin Marjani, which gives our event a special meaning,» — said Samigullin.

The mufti also noted that in the constellation of outstanding Tatar theologians Marjani occupies a special place because he laid the traditions of Russian book-printing, including the Koran. «The entire Arab-Muslim world knows the expression «the Qur’an was revealed in the Hejaz, read in Cairo and written in Istanbul, and printed in Kazan. On the territory of our country the Holy Scripture of Muslims was first printed. This is also a great merit of Shahabuddin Marjani» — said Kamil Samigullin.

According to the mufti, today the Muslims of the Republic sensitive to the following words Marjani: «There are three things that are not in religion, but they are the keepers of the faith: national language, national dress and national traditions».

«We believe this phrase the Evangelist of our prizes to keep the cultural code of the people», — said the mufti Samigullin.

In connection with the 200th anniversary of the great Tatar scholar and educator 2018 declared in Tatarstan the year of Shigabutdin Marjani.

In the Year Marjani Spiritual administration of Muslims of Tatarstan held themed events to perpetuate the name of the scholar and promotion of its rich heritage. The most important event was the publication of works of the scientist. So, the publishing house «Huzur» published a six-volume collection of writings of Marjani. In addition, in this year was published the work of an Evangelist «the Book of truth knowledge and a great awareness on the causes of the obligation of breaking the fast and fasting.»

In addition, during the year, held a national tournament JIU-jitsu Cup Shigabutdin Mardzhani and the international tournament on wrestling on belts, devoted to the 200th anniversary of the Tatar theologian.