About the Forum



Dear colleagues!

We invite you to take part in the II International forum “THEOLOGICAL HERITAGE OF MUSLIMS IN RUSSIA” which will be held on October 13–16, 2020 at the address: Bolgar city, Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation.

The Forum is organized by Bolgar Islamic Academy with the support of leadership of the Republic of Tatarstan, Fund for support of islamic culture, science and education and with assistance from 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.

Forum mission is to consolidate efforts of scientific and expert community, public and religious figures in the discussion and solution of urgent problems of preserving, studying and developing traditional Islamic spiritual values of Russian Muslim people, issues of developing national Islamic theology and Islamic education, strengthening cultural, civilizational and interreligious dialogue in modern Russia and globalization in the world.

  • Muslim theologians of the Russian Empire: traditional view and new approaches to the study of their heritage;
  • Interfaith harmony and overcoming radicalism;
  • Intra-religious dialogue in the Muslim community: past, present, future;
  • Problems of identifying, storing and describing the written heritage of Muslim people in Russia and CIS countries;
  • History of Islam and Islamic culture in the fate of Russia: a glance from the past to the future;
  • 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;
  • Fatwa methodology;
  • Conceptual foundations of the development of higher Islamic education in modern era: domestic and foreign experience;
  • National-civil and confessional identity of Muslim youth in Russia and abroad: the foundations of formation and development conditions.
  • Forum languages: Russian, Tatar, Arabic, English.

    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;
  • • 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 must by June 30, 2020 fill out an electronic form by the following link and attach a file with abstracts (volume: 1 page, up to 1800 characters): Registration

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

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

    After the Forum, it is planned to publish an electronic and printed collection of materials with its subsequent publication in the Scientific Electronic Library eLibrary.ru. 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 and scientific and theoretical level of the published material. All submitted materials will be tested using the Anti-Plagiarism tool (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, that do not meet the conference issues or design requirements. as well as previously published works.

    ATTENTION: the final decision on covering travel, accommodation and meals expenses of participants whose applications and theses are in accordance with the requirements and already approved by the organizing committee will be made following the results of the receipt and consideration of the text.

    Rules for formatting materials

    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; article volume 5 pages (up to 20,000 characters).

    The heading of the article is 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 is 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: http://islamoved.ru/2016/kto-iz-musulman-spasetsya/ (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.

    Important dates:

    Deadline for submitting applications and abstracts: June 30, 2020.

    Deadline for submitting article text: August 30, 2020.

    Deadline for informing participants about the registration of applications and articles: as soon as the decision is made, but no later than August 30, 2020.

    Preparing Forum program: October 5, 2019.

    Additional information on Forum events and possible clarification of their dates within the specified time, as well as other issues will be provided in subsequent information letters, as well as 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:

    Ayrat Aymaletdinov, +7(926) 785 1 468;

    Ramis Fathullin, +7(904) 665 0 432;

    Sample article






    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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