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Islam in the Soviet Union

A. Bennigsen

Islam in the Soviet Union

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Published by Pall Mall .
Written in English


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Statementby A. Bennigsen and C. Lemercier-Quelquejay.
ContributionsLemercier-Quelquejay, C.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19631145M

By contrast, Muhammad did not invest much energy into the fight against the Islam in the Soviet Union book, for there was no peasant land to gain from dry Mecca; the few famous battles like Badr in were mere skirmishes, and the later battle at Uhud and the Meccan siege of Medina show that Muhammad was clearly on the defensive against his hometown. Know that your rights, like those of all the peoples of Russia, are under the mighty protection of the revolution. Under the conditions of the New Economic Policy, reformist mullahs tried to convince the Muslim masses that Islam was perfectly compatible with socialism. New York: Columbia University Press, Muslims of Russia…all you whose mosques and prayer houses have been destroyed, whose beliefs and customs have been trampled upon by the tsars and oppressors of Russia: your beliefs and practices, your national and cultural institutions are forever free and inviolate. Finally, the author turns his attention to the political realm, exploring regime policy as it relates to different religions as well as the religion's relationship with local organs of government.

Compared to members of the Russian Orthodox Churchthe Muslims of the Soviet Union were initially given more religious autonomy. Kazakhstan, 6. Though officially discouraged, it survived and even flourished in the social realm, especially in regard to "the family and home" p. The National communists believed the fate of world Communist revolution depended on events within Asia and not Europe.

Collaboration with Nazi Germany was cited as the official reason for the operation, but this has been disputed by accusations of ethnic cleansing against the USSR. Know that your rights, like those of all the peoples of Russia, are under the mighty protection of the revolution. The mass deportation of Crimean Tatar Muslims began on 17 May Other significant factors include the mobilising power of the global jihadist network, and most significantly the level of social and economic hardship. The National communists believed the fate of world Communist revolution depended on events within Asia and not Europe.


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Islam in the Soviet Union by A. Bennigsen Download PDF Ebook

He served as head of government of Soviet Russia from to and of the Soviet Union from to Though officially discouraged, it survived and even flourished in the social realm, especially in regard to "the family and home" p.

The Arabic tribes that conquered these settlements took over the agricultural and merchant activities that had been in place.

Unlike other scholars who expected Islam to remain static and true to its pre-Soviet form, Ro'i demonstrates that Muslim religious activity in the Soviet Union could adapt to changing political circumstances.

He then shifts focus to unofficial "parallel" Islam and the importance of rites and rituals. Balci discusses the salient Azerbaijani religious figures whose stances were critical of the official, state-promoted religion of Islam.

Down with God! How the Soviet Union took on religion

Consequently, it is wrong to regard the Koran as a source for early Islam. The book considers the considerable differences in perceptions and manifestations of radical Islam in the republics, as well as the level of its doctrinal and political impact.

Apart from the Introduction and Conclusion, the book is divided into six main chapters. Other significant factors include the mobilising power of the global jihadist network, and most significantly the level of social and economic hardship. Apart from that, Balci provides an account of the non-official Turkish Islamic movements and their activities, which developed distinctive traits working in the Central Asian countries and Azerbaijan.

In the end, however, the Muslim clergy successfully linked Islam to national customs, enabling the religion to become synonymous with Islam in the Soviet Union book and traditional holidays, thus ensuring its survival. Baku is the sole metropolis in Azerbaijan. What they all had in common was their tribal organization, which did not evolve into a community- or neighborhood-based social organization.

The gradual dissolution of the ancient tribal and clan structures in Muslim Medina must not be ascribed to the religion of Islam but rather to the development of Meccan trade capital, Islam in the Soviet Union book in general to the transition to private property in slaves, cattle, and other possessions.

Taken together, these three social groups still made up one single Islam in the Soviet Union book formation, one that was characterized by a certain amount of economic specialization with all ensuing social contradictions, especially a marked distinction between rich and poor. This section on unofficial Islam shows how Islam survived despite Josif Stalin's repressive policies and Nikita Khrushchev's anti-religious campaigns.

Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. Finally, the author turns his attention to the political realm, exploring regime policy as it relates to different religions as well as the religion's relationship with local organs of government.

Less broadly, atheism is a rejection of the belief that any deities exist. Muslim merchants introduced Islam to the European Russia in the beginning of 10th century.

Ditiakin conceded that Marx and Engels had only limited sources at their disposal and never devoted a special study to Islam; nevertheless he believed they came to important insights on this topic.

This perceived lack of united ideals also prompted action against the National communists. Soviet casualties accounted for the highest proportion of the war in the effort of acquiring the upper hand over the Axis forces at intense battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk.

Also, he suggested that the Koranic inheritance laws reflect the ongoing splitting-up of agricultural land in Medina.I bring both good news and bad about Bayram Balci’s important, unusual survey.

The good news is that it serves as a useful corrective to received wisdom about I. Oct 01,  · ‘[Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus Since the Fall of the Soviet Union] is an ambitious yet concise account of the evolution of Islam in the Muslim-majority former Soviet republics, namely the five Central Asian states and Azerbaijan.

[the book is] a valuable resource for both students and scholars of the region.’ — Europe-Asia Studies. Dear reader, this is a new issue of Islamology journal devoted to the study of Islam in the Soviet Union.

Articles brought together in this issue problematize the language of historical sources in the trans-regional perspective beyond the established chronological boundaries.The Pdf of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a federation made up of 15 soviet socialist republics, and existed from until its dissolution in Six of the 15 republics had a Muslim majority: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

There was also a.Although the book succeeds in download pdf that postwar Soviet Islam retained its hold on society, it does not adequately explain why Soviet Islam became politically salient in the late s if its strength was in the social sphere and, moreover, why it became salient only in certain regions (e.g., the Ferghana Valley and the Chechen- Ingush.Radical Islam in the Former Ebook Union (Routledge Contemporary Ebook and Eastern Europe Series Book 18) eBook: Galina M Radical Islam in the Former Soviet Union and the break-up of the de facto unitary Soviet empire.

The book considers the considerable differences in perceptions and manifestations of radical Islam in the republics.