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28.10.2013 20:50
Russian Islamic Institute (Russian Islamic University) of Kazan celebrates its 15th anniversary. Today were the grand opening events of this anniversary. Also in those days the 10th anniversary of Training Center of hafizs of the Quran.
Russian Islamic Institute, is the top professional Islamic institution, founded in 1998. The main objective of the university is to educate contemporary Muslim intellectuals through the training of specialists in the field of Islamic theology, highly qualified specialists in the field of history, law, language, Islamic economics, designed to serve the Muslim Ummah of Russia.
The Institute provides education on the basis of state educational standards of higher education in undergraduate and graduate programs, conducts research in the field of Islamic theology, provides advanced training and retraining on ongoing educational programs.
At the celebrations in RII many guests arrived as the deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Education and Science Engel Fattakhov, mufti of Damask​​, rector of the institute "Al-Fath" Abdulfattah al- Bizma, Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Russian Federation Hassan Ali Jaafar and many others.
The event started with the reading of the Holy Quran. After that, all the invited guests, staff and students of the university were welcomed by rector of RII Rafik Mukhametshin. He thanked everyone for taking part in the celebrations. "15 years for the school - it's small, but for the Islamic university, especially in Russia - it is quite weightful date", - he said.
On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan team RII was welcomed by the deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Education and Science Engel Fattakhov. "15th anniversary - the date significant, especially for the RII, which stands at the cradle of national higher Islamic education. It was the first time in Kazan in the Russian Federation was established institution, which today is one of the leading Islamic educational institutions in the country,"- he said.
According to deputy Prime Minister of RT, the emergence of RII in the late 90's, it was a new stage in the formation of relationships between the state and Islam: "During this period there was a clear understanding of what is needed to create the conditions for a return to the spiritual, social and political life of Russian society is not divorced from the realities of religious values." Engel Fattakhov noted that today it is necessary to prepare the Muslim religious leaders and scholars who could understand the needs and characteristics of multi-faith society and properly oriented in the Russian society.
"The bodies of state power in the Republic of Tatarstan, supporting Muslim educational institutions, come from the need to implement this important goal," - he added.
"Muslim educational institutions, particularly universities are designed to solve the main problem - the preparation of highly educated religious leaders. But it is clear that in today schools can not be limited to just that, so one of the main objectives is to train Muslim intellectuals and theologians. In a society should appear stratum of the intelligency, which will carry objective information about Islam, thus, if not completely eliminate, at least, narrow the ground for the spread Islamophobic sentiments and will support the tradition of tolerance"- suggested the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Engel Fattakhov expressed the hope that the institution of a young but professional team will continue to contribute to the preparations for our imams of mosques in the formation of the Muslim intelligency.
Deputy mufti of Tatarstan Rustam hazrat Khayrullin said that RII graduates are imam-khatibs in many mosques of Russia. The Institute provides a major contribution to the professional development of imams, he added.
Foreign visitors, in turn, noted that RII has been active with many international organizations. A high school graduates have gained great prestige abroad.
Today in RII was a traditional festival for high school student culture of Muslim nations and amateur movies.
Tomorrow, as part of celebrations Kazan will host an international scientific-practical conference "Innovative technologies in the improvement of the educational process in Muslim schools", which will bring together renowned scientists and scholars from Russia, Central Asia and the Arab countries. Timed to the 15th anniversary of the university and other activities.
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