06 2016
AsiaNews.it Twitter AsiaNews.it Facebook
Geographic areas




  • > Africa
  • > Central Asia
  • > Europe
  • > Middle East
  • > Nord America
  • > North Asia
  • > South Asia
  • > South East Asia
  • > South West Asia
  • > Sud America
  • > East Asia

  • mediazioni e arbitrati, risoluzione alternativa delle controversie e servizi di mediazione e arbitrato


    » 08/22/2009, 00.00

    RUSSIA

    Russian Islamic University opens in Grozny, with Putin’s blessing



    At the inauguration, Chechen President Kadyrov announces a future for the nation free of the influence of Wahhabi Islam and extremism. The university will offer cultural courses and Muslim doctrine along with Russian, Chechen and English as well as sociology, political science and philosophy.

    Moscow (AsiaNews / Agencies) – The Russian Islamic University, inaugurated in Grozny, on August 21 is called Kunta-Haji, in honor the Sufi mystic who in the mid nineteenth century preached non-violence in Chechnya.

    The ceremony was opened by a video message in which Vladimir Putin, the Russian premier said: "There are three million Muslims in our country and they all consider Russia as their home, their mother country and we welcome the recovery Islamic traditions". The words of the Prime Minister in Moscow echoed those of Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya's president, who announced a future for the country without the influence of Wahhabi Islam and extremism.

    The University of Grozny was founded on Kadyrov’s direct initiative through the Chechen Spiritual Governance for Muslims. Centres of Islamic culture also involved in the implementation of the courses include the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, and Abu-Nour in Damascus. Along with courses in Muslim culture and doctrine students also study subjects taught in public universities in the country: Russian, Chechen and English as well as sociology, political science and philosophy.   The Kunta-Haji is not the first Islamic university founded with the blessing of the Kremlin. Already in 2000 an Islamic University of Russia opened its doors in Tatarstan under the direct control of the Russian Ministry for Education. Now just as then, says Ravil Gainutdin, president of the Russian Council of muftis, the University of Kazan was born “to protect the country from foreign extremist teachings”.

    The Kunta-Haji aims to promote traditional Muslim culture of Chechnya against external influences in a country where Islamic extremism has always played a decisive role in the twenty-year conflict between the separatists in Grozny and the Kremlin.

     
     
    e-mail this to a friend Printable version










    See also

    02/09/2008 RUSSIA
    Magomed Yevloyev, critic of the Kremlin, killed by police
    His website attacked the president of Ingushetia, a close friend of Vladimir Putin. According to the police, his death was "accidental". Russia is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists.

    30/03/2010 RUSSIA
    The Islamisation of the Caucasus, Putin’s work
    Moscow is mourning today. The metro station bombings are rooted in Russia’s decision to use force in Chechnya and reject an offer of dialogue made by the late Chechen President Maskhadov. The attacks now raise concerns about xenophobia and possible human rights violations in the country.

    04/09/2004 RUSSIA
    Ossetia: Aleksij II's sorrow in a letter to Putin

    Moscow Patriarch condemns terrorism as "diabolic" and calls on Russians to show "courage and wisdom".



    09/10/2006 RUSSIA
    The trail of Anna Politkovskaja's murder leads to pro-Putin Chechens
    The slain journalist had clear evidence that pro-Moscow Chechen leaders were involved in criminal acts. A saddened world wants the affair investigated whilst the Kremlin is silent.  

    13/01/2005 RUSSIA – CHECHNYA
    Islam in school curriculum to fight terrorism




    Editor's choices

    VATICAN
    Pope Francis tells young people that “genuine love” is not a “soap opera”, but Christians’ real identity card



    In his homily for the Jubilee of Teens, Pope Francis asked questions and gave answers to the 70,000 present. Stressing the great ideal of love as giving oneself “without being possessive”, he noted that freedom is “being able to choose the good”. He warned young people “who dare not dream,” telling them that “If you do not dream at your age, you are already ready for retirement”. He also received funds raised for the Ukraine, and appealed for the release of bishops and the priests held in Syria.


    IRAN
    Odd alliance between the US and Iranian fundamentalists

    Bernardo Cervellera

    Washington is still preventing the use of US dollars in transactions with Iranian banks, preventing business with the outside world in spite of the nuclear deal. This way, the US is helping Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards, who want to torpedo the agreement in order to maintain their hold on power. Meanwhile, most Iranians hold down two or three jobs just to make ends meet. An unstable and bellicose Iran is a boon for arms sales. A report follows.


    AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!

    AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
     

    SUBSCRIBE NOW

    News feed

    Canale RSScanale RSS 

    Add to Google









     

    IRAN 2016 Banner

    2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®