Islamic Modernism in Russia: Origin, Features and Possible Prospects for Further Development

Cherevkov O.S.

Abstract

In the 19th century, as a result of the policy of colonialism and the political and economic expansion of European empires, a number of Moslem educators and ideologists realized the need to reform Islam in the face of the objective superiority of Europe over the East. These processes have affected many Moslem countries and regions of the world, including Russia. In the 19-20 centuries a group of progressive-minded Moslems, the Jadids, conducted large-scale educational work aimed at improving the level of education of the Moslem population and adapting Islam to modern socio-economic and political conditions.

Keywords

Jadidism, Islam, Islamic modernism, Ismail Gasprinsky.

DOI: 10.31249/rimm/2021.02.01

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