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BOLGAR ISLAMIC ACADEMY

Council for Conferring the Theological Degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences

The Academy founded the Council for Conferring the Theological Degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences in 2019, which includes reputable scholars of the Islamic world and Russia. Doctoral theses in the fields: Islamic law, Islamic dogma, hadith studies, Quranic studies, are accepted for review and defense by the council.

The first session of the Council for Conferring the Theological Degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences on September 9, 2019

Members of the Council

  1. Muhammad al-Zahrawi (chairman) — Doctor of the principles of Islamic law, lecturer at the Academy (Syria)
    Islamic law, Islamic economics and finance
  1. Ramil Adygamov (deputy chairman) — Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor, head of the Department of Humanities and Arabic Language, Kazan Islamic University (Russia)
    Islamic creed, Islamic law
  1. Rustam Nurgaleev (scientific secretary) — Doctor of Islamic sciences, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Kazan Islamic University, Secretary of the Council of the Spiritual Muslim Board of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia)
    Islamic law, Islamic studies
  1. Rushan Abbyasov — Candidate of philosophical sciences, Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation (Russia)
    Islamic law, Islamic studies
  1. Muhammad al-Deirshawi — Doctor of Islamic law, employee of the Sultan Ahmad Foundation (Turkey)
    Islamic law, hadith studies
  1. Anwar Ahmad — Doctor of Islamic law, dean of Darul Uloom Alimia, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    Islamic law
  1. Saif al-Asri — Doctor of humanities, lecturer at the Academy (Yemen)
    Islamic creed, Islamic law
  1. Muhammad al-Bouti — Doctor of Islamic law, chairman of Levant Scholars Union (Syria)
    Islamic law, Islamic history
  1. Ibrahim al-Mureikhi — Doctor of Islamic law, chief justice of the Supreme Sharia Court (Bahrain)
    Islamic law, hadith studies
  1. Abdurrazzak al-Saadi — Doctor of Arabic philology (Iraq)
    Language of sacred texts (Arabic), Islamic law
  1. Badie al-Lahham — Doctor of Islamic law, associate professor at the Department of Quran and Hadith Studies of the Sharia Faculty of Damascus University (Syria)
    Islamic law
  1. Ismail Bolbol — Doctor of Islamic sciences and Arabic philology, lecturer at the Academy (Palestine)
    Language of sacred texts (Arabic), Islamic law
  1. Rafiq Mukhametshin — Doctor of political sciences, professor, Chairman of the Council for Islamic Education (Russia)
    Islamic studies, Islamic history
  1. Gapur Oziev — Doctor of Islamic law, adjunct professor, senior lecturer at the Department of Economics, International Islamic University of Malaysia (Russia)
    Islamic law, Islamic economics and finance
  1. Damir Shagaviev — Candidate of historical sciences, associate professor of the Department of Systematic Theology, Russian Islamic Institute, researcher at the Department of Theology of the Academy (Russia)
    Islamic studies, Islamic history
  1. Leonid Sukiyainen — Doctor of law, professor, leading researcher at the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Russia)
    Islamic law
  1. Dmitry Mikulsky — Arabic scholar, doctor of historical sciences, professor (Russia)
    Historiography, source studies and methods of historical research
  1. Magomed Magomedov — Doctor of Islamic sciences (Russia)
    Islamic law

Candidates for the theological degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences undergo the procedure of discussing dissertations at the Department of Religious and Humanitarian Disciplines. If the department makes a positive conclusion on the dissertation, it proceeds to undergo the stages of discussion in the Council for the Defense of Dissertations for the Theological Degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences. Following the successful completion of these stages, the dissertation is submitted for public defense. The results of the defenses are approved by the Academy’s Board of Founders.

Dissertations are most typically written and defended in Arabic.

The first doctoral dissertation defenses took place within the walls of Bolgar Islamic Academy on September 10–11, 2019.

In the Academy’s brief history, 15 young researchers have obtained the theological degree of Doctor of Islamic Sciences after successfully defending their dissertations.

The topics of the defended dissertations are mainly devoted to the revival of Russian Islamic studies and explore scientific problems in the works of Marjani, Qursawi, Imankuly, Uradi, Zayadi, Kumukhi, Imam Shamil and other scholars of the Volga-Ural region and the Caucasus. Some dissertations are devoted to the works of foreign scholars. The majority of the researches is devoted to Islamic law, with some dissertations taking the form of tahkik, associated with the study of hitherto unstudied manuscripts of Russian Islamic scholars and their introduction to the academic circulation.

The Academy provides assistance for its graduates in preparing for the publication of monographs based on their doctoral dissertations.