Salihjan Barudi and Mahmoud Yusupov (little known story of the relationship between a teacher and his disciple)
The paper is dedicated to the little known story related the relationship between the famous Tatar theologian and enlightener and his disciple – Salihjan Barudi and mullah Mahmoud Yusupov, imam of the Yaroslavl mosque (1907–1922). The sources the writing the paper consist of reminiscences of M. Yusupov’s descendants living in Tatarstan at present, extractions from the city archives and Muhammad Mubaiin’s work Mirat ash-Shuruh published in Kazan in 1903. Youthful Mahmoud studied it under the guidance of his preceptor Salihjan Barudi during the period of his student years at the Kazan madrasa (higher religious school). Later on, when he becam an imam, he used the book in teaching religious subjects in school (maktab) attached to the mosque. The method of teaching was the same as in his student days. Reading and memorizing a particular fragment from the book , on the pupils acquired the basic principles of Islam dogma and ritual, practiced in vocabulary and grammar of the Arabic language. Work of M. Mubaiin served as a textbook for pupils of the mosque maktab up to 1931, when the school and mosque were liquidated by the city authorities.
Keywords: Salihjan Barudi, Mahmoud Yusupov, work of Muhammad Mubaiin «Mirat ash – Shuruh», religious education, maktab attached to the Yaroslavl mosque.
For citation: Chernovskaya V.V. Salihjan Barudi and Mahmoud Yusupov (little known story of the relationship between a teacher and his disciple). Istoricheskaya etnologiya – Historical Ethnology, 2019, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 312–319. DOI: 10.22378/he.2019-4-2.312-319
About the author: Valentina V. Chernovskaya is a Doctor of Science (History), Professor, Senior Research Fellow of the Department of New history, Sh. Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A, Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation); email@example.com