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About the book of G. Bubi “Is the time of ijtihad over or not?”

Gainutdinov A.M.

111–122 p. 10.22378/he.2022-7-1.111-122

The famous Tatar scientist, educator, teacher, and public figure, Gabdulla Bubi (1871–1922), wrote very valuable works on pedagogy, logic, and Islamic doctrine. The article deals with one of the main published works of Gabdulla Bubi in the Tatar language “Zamane ijtihad munkarism, dagelme?” (“Is the time of ijtihad over or not?”). It was published in 1909 in the Millat printing house. The author highly appreciates this work, points out the issues that are reflected in it, proves that it is not only a translation of the work of the Arab scholar Ibn Qayyim "I’lam al-Muwaqqi’in ‘an Rabb al-’Alamin", because one third of the work is written by G. Bubi. The article also cites cases of low-quality and inaccurate translation into Russian by historians of some quotations from the book “Is the time of ijtihad over or not?”.

Keywords: Gabdulla Bubi, “Is the time of ijtihad over or not?”, Islam, Tatar theological thought, ijtihad, taqlid, mazhabs, quotes

For citation: Gainutdinov A.M. G. Bubinyñ «Zamane idzhtihad mönkarizmy, dӓgel’me?» kitaby hakynda [About the book of G. Bubi “Is the time of ijtihad over or not?”]. Istoricheskaya etnologiya, 2022, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 111–122. (In Tatar)


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About the author: Aidar M. Gainutdinov, Cand. Sc. (Philology), Senior Research Fellow of the Department of Modern History, Marjani Institute of History of the Tatarstan Academy of Sciences (7A Baturin St., Kazan 420111, Russian Federation);

Received February 8, 2022   Accepted for publication April 22, 2022

Published Online July 19, 2022