Islam in Russia: Historical Facts and Modern Developments
Author: Elmira Akhmetova
Publisher: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS)
Page: 83 pages
Elmira Akhmetova, born in Tatarstan, Russia, is a Research Fellow at IAIS Malaysia. She recently completed her PhD dissertation on Pan-Islamism in Russia at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
This volume describes challenges Muslims are facing in Russia today and put forward proposals to minimise these problems. It suggests that achieving social harmony, security and well-being for the Muslims in Russia will be a complex but achievable task. It requires openness, willingness for change, and tolerance for the opinions of others. Therefore, the policy of divide and rule, which had been ineffectively used during the Imperial history of Russia, is no more relevant to modern Russia. Only then shall this largest country in the world become a safe and happy place for all.