Rector of Russian Islamic University Rafik Mukhametshin: «Kamil Hazrat, perhaps, one of the most highly trained imams in Tatarstan...» Part 1

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Rector of Russian Islamic University Rafik Mukhametshin: «Kamil Hazrat, perhaps, one of the most highly trained imams in Tatarstan...» Part 1

 

ACCORDING TO THE RECTOR OF RIU, APPEARENCE OF A NEW MUFTI IS NOT ACCIDENTAL - IT IS A MIRROR OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE MUSLIM UMMAH

Education of the new acting Mufti Kamil Samigullin which he received in Turkey, it is not contrary to the traditional Tatar Islam, rector of the Russian Islamic University (RIU) Rafik Mukhametshin stated such opinion yesterday. He also gave a characterization of the acting head of the DUM of RT (by the way, the student of RIU), opened the size of the budget of RIO and its sources, he told about directions of education and future students of Islam.

«THE PERSONALITY OF THE NEW MUFTI - THE MIRROR OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY»

Quite unexpected for the General public the appointment of the acting Mufti Kamil hazrat Samigullin, the rector of the Russian Islamic University (RIU) Rafik Mukhametshin commented yesterday in the course of Internet-conference with the readers of «BUSINESS Online. The question that many are interested now: Kamil hazrat Samigullin is 28 years old, is it enough for the Mufti?

-  Federal ministers work at this age too  - said Rafik Mukhametshin. - Age, of course, plays a role, especially in the spiritual realm. But the appearance of the mufti is never an accident, and his personality - as a mirror of our problems, the problems of the Muslim Ummah.

During the past decades, much attention was paid to the revival of religion, a return to Islam in general and in the first place - the revival of the material component. But the walls of mosques in need of spiritual fulfillment, the contents of which are rather little attention, mostly believed to return to Islam in general, the important fact of the revival of religion. However, there were theological, theological problem - the problem was to decide the previous Mufti Ildus hazrat Faizov.

And now, according to Rafik Mukhametshin, the most important task of the new mufti will be the decision facing the Ummah theological problems.

- In general he is an honorable man in the religious sphere, especially in Kazan - said Rafik Mukhametshin. - He is a well-known figure - he came when Ildus hazrat Faizov became a Mufti, and headed the publishing division of Muslims of Tatarstan. From a theological point of view, he, perhaps one of the most highly trained imams in Tatarstan. 

According to Rafik Mukhametshin, he studied in madrassas "Muhammadiyah", then - in Dagestan, then a madrassa in Turkey.

"When we speak about religious education, we are talking about the attitude of teachers and students, " explained rector of RIU. - You can always rely on some modern technology, but if not this part... This is important in Islam, and Kamil hazrat Samigullin passed it, that indicates the completion of theological education. In addition, he ends up education in our University. Turkish madrassah, where he studied - is the traditional Tatar Hanafi madhhab. Nothing that would go beyond our traditional notions of Islam, in the education no.

Rafik Mukhametshin sees no problem in the relations of the acting Mufti with older imams, especially since many are well aware: the solution of existing problems in Islam can only find a young and educated generation.  You must overcome the stereotype that the Hanafi madhhab - only a set of rites and customs. Namely such an opinion, as noted by rector of RIU, is common among young people, although it is open to discussion and perception of all the new.

to be continued

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