About the Forum



Dear colleagues!

Bolgar Islamic academy with the support of leadership of the Republic of Tatarstan and Support fund for Islamic culture, science and education, with the assistance of Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Central Muslim Spiritual Board of Russia, Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation and Muslim Religious Board of the Republic of Tatarstan holds II International forum “THEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF MUSLIMS IN RUSSIA”

Date and venue: October 25–30, 2020, Russian Federation, Republic of Tatarstan, Bolgar, st. Kol Gali, 1A.

Forum mission is toconsolidate efforts of scientific and expert community, public and religious figures in the discussion and solution of important issues of preserving, studying and developing traditional Islamic spiritual values of Muslim peoples of Russia, issues of developing national Islamic theology and Islamic education, strengthening cultural, civilizational and interreligious dialogue in the context of modern Russia and globalization in the world.

  • Muslim theologians of the Russian Empire: traditional view and new approaches to the study of their heritage;
  • intra-religious dialogue in the Muslim community: past, present, future;
  • interfaith harmony and overcoming radicalism;
  • history of Islam and Islamic culture in the fate of Russia: a glance from the past to the future;
  • fatwa methodology;
  • conceptual foundations of the development of higher Islamic education in modern era: domestic and foreign experience;
  • the intellectual tradition of Russian Islam in the context of general Muslim thought: methodological foundations of comparative research in the light of modern challenges and trends;
  • identification, collection, storage and description of samples of the written heritage of the Muslim peoples of Russia and neighboring countries as an urgent direction of development of the humanities;
  • national-civil and confessional identity of Muslim youth in Russia and abroad: the foundations of formation and development conditions;
  • the potential for strengthening the civil identity of Muslim youth in the context of the implementation of the social doctrine of Muslims in Russia;
  • scientific, methodological and information exchange of achievements between Russian and foreign scientists in the course of higher Islamic education development;
  • traditions and modern trends in the development of Islamic theological thought: domestic and foreign experience of Muslim communities.

Within the Forum, the following scientific events are planned:

  1. October 25–27, 2020: International scientific-practical conference “IV International Bolgar Readings “Islamic theological heritage of Russia and neighboring countries: history and modernity”.
  2. October 27–29, 2020: Interregional scientific-practical conference “IV Readings named in honor of Shihabetdin Marjani “Role of fatwa creation authorities in regulating global problems: past and present”.
  3. October 28–30, 2020: II International students’ scientific-practical conference “The formation of civil identity of Muslim youth in Russia and abroad”.

Forum business languages: Russian, English, Arabic, Tatar.

Forum participation terms:

Islamic scholars, theologists, religious scholars, historians, representatives of scientific and educational organizations, students, religious and public figures are invited to participate in the Forum.

Participation can be in any of the following formats:

  • In person: oral or poster presentation, participation in discussions;
  • Online: participation via remote communications with the submission of the paper for publication;
  • Virtually: submission of the paper for publication.

Participants will be provided with simultaneous translation into the working languages of the Forum, as well as the necessary technical support of the speeches.

To participate in the Forum, you are kindly asked to fill out an electronic form following the link: https://forum.bolgar.academy/ru; sendthe file with the article by October 15, 2020 (from 5 to 10 pages, up to 18,000 characters) to: forum@bolgar.academy.

It’s important that you indicate the name of the conference meant for participation within the Forum.

When formatting files for sending, you should meet the following formats:

  1. The format of the file name with an article: author surname_ author initials_ article (for example, Rakhimov_AR_ article).
  2. The format of the file name with a presentation: author surname_ author initials_ presentation (for example, Rakhimov_AR_ presentation).

It is planned to publish an electronic and printed collection of the materials with its subsequent publication in the Scientific Electronic Library eLibrary.ru (Russian Science Citation Index). Article text, as well as annotations in Russian and the foreign language, must be carefully read and edited. Materials will be published in their original form, authors are responsible for the originality, scientific and theoretical quality of the published material. All submitted materials will be tested using the antiplagiarism tool (Антиплагиат) (minimum originality: 70%).

The structure of the full text of the manuscript devoted to the description of the results of original research should correspond to the generally accepted template and contain the following sections: introduction (relevance of content), purpose, materials and methods, results, conclusions, discussion.

The organizing committee reserves the right to reject materials submitted in violation of the deadlines, and those not relevant to the conference issues and not meeting design requirements. As well as previously published works.

ATTENTION: the final decision on the payment of travel, accommodation and meals of participants whose applications and theses are in accordance with the requirements and preliminarily approved by the organizing committee will be made upon receipt and reviewing of the article text.

The electronic file with article (thesis) text should be submitted in Microsoft Word format (extensions *.doc, *.docx, *.rtf), font Times New Roman; size 14; interval 1.5; alignment in width; all fields 2 cm; paragraph indent 1.25; no hyphenation.

The headingof the article should be made out as follows (all points are mandatory and are given in a separate paragraph):

  • In the upper left corner indicate the UDC index, which can be determined by the universal classifier http://teacode.com/online/udc/. The next line is skipped.
  • After two lines, in the center indicate the initials and surname(s) of the author(s); regular font, 14 pt. Skip a line.
  • Title of the article in the center, without indentation, in capital letters, bold, 14 pt. Skip a line.
  • In the same way, indicate the initials and surname(s) of the author(s) and title of the article in English, 14 pt. Skip a line.
  • Annotations in Russian (100-120 words); regular font, 12 pt.
  • Keywords and phrases in Russian (5-7); regular font, 12 pt. Skip a line.
  • Annotations in English (100-120 words); regular font, 12 pt.
  • Keywords and phrases in English (5-7); regular font, 12 pt.

If the article is written in one of Forum languages: Tatar, Arabic or English, then the abstract and keywords should be written in the original language of the article and in English; for English-language articles: in Russian.

Abstracts and articles should be submitted in one of Forum languages.

ATTENTION: translations of annotations using online resources (Google Translate, etc.) must be edited for linguistic and semantic correctness.

Text should be typed following these rules:

the text of the article should be justified. Regular letter spacing.

Square brackets on Latin keyboard.

One character interword space. Spaces are required after all punctuation marks (including ellipsis), including abbreviations, i.e., etc.

Two punctuation marks in a row should not be separated by a space, for example: M., 1995. In personal names, all elements should be separated by spaces (there must be an inextricable space: Shift+Ctrl+space), for example: M. Y. Bigiev.

Russian (Tatar) texts use French («herringbone») quotation marks, inside the quote – German (,,paws“). When translating the meaning of a foreign language word, English single (‘Marrow’) quotes are used.

English text uses “English double quotation marks“.

No spaces between paragraphs allowed.

In Russian, the letter ё / Ё is replaced by the letter e / E, with the exception of contexts and proper names that are important for the meaningful distinction, for example: Генрих Бёлль.

Highlighting in the text should be made according to the following rules:

  • bold font for headings, subheadings.
  • s p a c i n g for semantic emphasis.
  • light italics for short examples.

Pages should not be numbered.

Please refrain from automatic numbering, automated cross-references, creating styles, etc. all formatting should be carried out manually.

Notes and bibliographic references

Notes in the form of a footnote with Arabic numeral-index as a footnote sign are drawn ONLY in cases of big necessity and according to the rules for linking.

Links should be contextual (under the heading “References”), and should be made in accordance with the national standard of Russian Federation ГОСТ Р 7.0.5–2008 “Bibliographic reference” (dated 01.01.2009).

Attention! It’s required to indicate numbers of pages in the publication and the pages of cited articles, for example: 256 p.; P. 45– 48.

References to foreign sources (English, then Arabic), if any, follow References in Cyrillic based on the alphabetical order.

References in the text: in square brackets indicating names of authors (if 1–3 authors created the document) or the first two words of the name (in the case of four or more authors, collective collections) and citation pages or the total number of pages. Year of publication should be indicated only if several works of the author are included in the list of references.

Example: [Ibrahim, Efremova, p.123].

References to archives and manuscript collections should be made according to general rules; indicated in square brackets inside article text and included in references list.

For references to electronic resources use the abbreviation URL (Uniform resource Locator) and access date.

Example: URL: https://bolgar.academy/news/ii-mezhdunarodnyy-forum-bogoslovskoe-nasledie-musulman-rossii-proydet-v-oktyabre-v-bolgare.html (access date: 24.09.2019).

When referring to journal articles, you should follow the template: Author A  A., Co-author B. B. Article title. Magazine name. Year; Volume (Number): 5–12.

Article title and magazine name should not be separated by two parallels (//). To indicate release date, volume, magazine number and pages on which the article was published, use the shortened recording format.


Mchedlova M. M. Islam and the unity of Russian society: modernity and historical experience. Islam in the modern world. 2015; No. 11 (1): 93–102.

References list should be made in alphabetical order WITHOUT numbering in the original language of the publication (without translation) with the obligatory indication of publication place, publishing house, year, number of pages. First of all should be listed alphabetically works for which the description is given in Cyrillic, then in Latin and other fonts. If there are several works of the same author in the list, then they must be arranged in chronological order. Font size 12, interval 1.0; justified, indentation 1.25 cm.

Decoding of the abbreviations used should be attached to the article.

STRONG REQUEST: when preparing the article, consider the specified requirements. Articles formatted not as required will not be considered.

Additional information on Forum events as well as on other issues will be available on the Forum website at: forum.bolgar.academy

Forum will take place at:

1a Kol Gali st., Bolgar city, Republic of Tatarstan, 422840, Russian Federation.

Forum coordinators:

AimaletdinovAirat Ansarovich, +7(926) 785 1 468, forum@bolgar.academy

Rakhimov Suleyman Tuktarovich (International scientific-practical conference “IV International Bolgar Readings “Islamic theological heritage of Russia and neighboring countries: history and modernity”),+7(963) 120 8 021, forum@bolgar.academy.

AimaletdinovAirat Ansarovich (Interregional scientific-practical conference “IV Readings named in honor of Shihabetdin Marjani “Role of fatwa creation authorities in regulating global problems: past and present”)+7(926) 785 1 468, forum@bolgar.academy.

Gainutdinova Gulgena Raisovna (II International students’ scientific-practical conference “The formation of civil identity of Muslim youth in Russia and abroad”), +7(937) 771 3 665, forum@bolgar.academy.






Аннотация.  Текст. Текст. (100–120 слов).

Ключевые слова: 5–7 слов.

Abstract. Text. Text. (100–120 words).

Keywords: 5–7 words.

Text. Text. Text. Text text text text [Al-Baghdadi, p. 234]. Text Text Text Text Text. Text text [Ibrahim, Efremova, p. 123].


  • Al-Baghdadi Abd al-Qahir ibn Tahir. Al-Fark Bayne Al-Firaq. Tahkyk Muhammad Fathi al-Nadi. Cairo: The Gift of As-Salam, 2010.448 p.
  • Al Muntakhab fi Tafsir al-Kur’an al-Karim. Interpretation of the Holy Quran in Russian. Translation from Arabic. First edition. Kazan, 1421/2001. 639 p.
  • Zaitsev V.V. Theory and practice of the development of personal freedom of students in the system of primary education: author. dis. … dr. ped. science: Volgograd, 1999. 48 p.
  • Ibrahim T.K., Efremova N.V. Muslim religious philosophy: falsafa. Kazan: Kazan University, 2014.236 p.
  • Kononov A.N. History of the study of Turkic languages ​​in Russia: pre-October period. M.: Nauka, 1972. 344 p.
  • Muhammad Yusuy Hattar. Encyclopedia of Sufism. Per. with arab. M.: Ansar; 2005.480 p.
  • Mchedlova M. M. Islam and the unity of Russian society: modernity and historical experience. Islam in the modern world. 2015; No. 11 (1). p. 93–102.
  • Reshetov A.M. Academician V.V. Radlov, orientalist and museologist (Main stages of activity) // Radlov readings-2002. Materials of the annual scientific session. St. Petersburg, 2002. p. 95–101.
  • Shagaviev D.A. Tradition of 73 sects (hadith al-iftirak) in the teaching of the Sunnis: heritage and modernity. Kazan Islamic studies. 2015. No1. p. 116–131 [Electronic resource]. URL: http://islamoved.ru/2016/kto-iz-musulman-spasetsya/ (accessed September 24, 2019).
  • Bigiev M. C. Büyük Mevzularda Ufak Fikirler, Ankara: Kitabiyat Yayınları, 2001. 220 s.

Abbreviations list

CIS: Commonwealth of Independent States

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