The official interpretation of Islam under the Soviet regime : a base for understanding of contemporary Central Asian Islam

Islam, the Muslim traditions and the ulama in Central Asian societies are becoming increasingly important for assessing the situation in and around the region. To understand of the post Soviet Muslim republics it is nec-
Islam, the Muslim traditions and the ulama in Central Asian societies are becoming increasingly important for assessing the situation in and around the region. To understand of the post Soviet Muslim republics it is nec-essary to know the Islamic heritage of the Soviet Union, i.e. the Islamic understanding and interpretation of Soviet official ulama which still influence the mind of the people and the contemporary Central Asian ulama. The official ulama were endeavouring to reconcile Islam with science and progress and to guarantee its survival in a modern environment, they served by an extremely energetic effort to preserve Islam at least in purity and integrity as religion and national sentiment and to prevent it from relapsing into deprivation and ignorance. The most important official Muslim religious figure, the Mufti of Tashkent Z. Babakhan interpreted Islam as a bulwark of progress, disseminator of knowledge, the religion of peace and friendship; portrayed the Prophet Muhammad as a “democrat, reformer and revolutionary, even a socialist”; reconciliation with socialism and communism.
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Author:Seyfettin Ersahin
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-50153
URL:http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/irenik/religionskultur.htm
ISSN:1434-5935
Series (Serial Number):Journal of religious culture = Journal für Religionskultur (077)
Publisher:Univ.
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2007/10/25
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2007/10/25
Tag:Central Asia; Soviet Islam ; Soviet Ulama
HeBIS PPN:193914786
Institutes:Institut für Wissenschaftliche Irenik
Dewey Decimal Classification:290 Andere Religionen
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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