The first Ukrainian textbook on Islamic studies presented in Kyiv
The third day of the VII International Youth Summer School of Islamic Studies, which began its work on July 1, 2018, began with the presentation of the textbook “Islamic Studies”.
The co-authors of this book include a famous Ukrainian scholar, historian and philosopher, religious and orientalist, scholar of the doctrinal and philosophical thought of the Islamic world, the author of the first complete translation of the Qur'anic message from the original language into Ukrainian, Ph.D., associate professor of the National University of Ostroh Academy, head of the Center for Islamic Studies of the Academy Mikhaylo Yakubovich and chairman of the Ukrainian Center for Islamic Studies, Religious Studies, Mufti of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Ukraine “Ummah” Sheikh Said Ismagilov. This is reported by "Islam in Ukraine".
In Ukraine, there were practically no textbooks designed for the course "Islamic Studies", so this book is not just one of the first - but, in fact, it is the only textbook.
The authors said that in the proposed book, they sought to reveal the most urgent issues of studying Islam. At the same time, they are turning to the primary sources – the Quran, Sunnah, testimonies of religious authorities.
Special attention was also paid to the important aspects of the Islamic doctrine, which make it possible to understand the processes that are taking place in modern Islam – issues of value orientations, religion and politics, the existence of Islam in Europe.
Individual units give an idea of the historical context of Islam in Ukraine and its current state. The textbook contains a dictionary of Islamic religious terms of Arab origin, the Islamic lunar calendar, the Koranic names of the Divine scriptures, the main geographical names, the names of the prophets and biblical characters in the Qur'an. The textbook contains a list of literature, which the authors recommend to better master the knowledge of Islam.