publication . Article . 2007

"the yawning heights:" Islamic higher education in post-Soviet Daghestan and International educational networks

Navruzov, Amir;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2007 Journal: Central Asia and the Caucasus (issn: 1404-6091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Central Asia & Central Caucasus Press AB
The reproduction and transfer of Islamic knowledge has moved to the fore in the context of the religious upsurge at the turn of the 21st century in Daghestan and other post-Soviet Muslim regions. Religious institutions that have mosques, communities, and schools associated with them are mushrooming within a very short period, their numbers increased tenor even hundred-fold. Back in 1988, there were only two legal Islamic educational establishments in the Soviet Union: the Mir-i 'Arab Madrasah in Bukhara and the Islamic Institute in Tashkent. The number of registered Muslim communities (jamaats) in Daghestan increased from 27 to 599 between 1987 and 2006; there a...
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