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A Follower of the Teachings of Maturidia

H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

By Jakhangir Zafarovich Kurbanov. 

At a new stage of development of our country, our government pays great attention to the restoration of national and religious values. In particular, our President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev; under the latter’s auspices, the Centre of Islamic Civilization is being established in Uzbekistan, and the Imam Bukhara International Research Centre in Samarkand. Future projects of these centres are an example of this new development. 

The establishment of these centres is also of great importance in the internationalisation process of our country. The world ought to become acquainted with the names of scientists born and raised upon this land. For the contribution of Independence, many of our scholars have been able to study the life and works of Abul Muin Nasafi on a scientific basis.

Uzbek leader in a conversation with religious figures noted that the works of our great ancestor are of great importance today, it is necessary to publish these works and bring their essence and meaning to the younger generation. In this complex, a hand-written copy of the Holy Quran is kept. It is made on Samarkand paper, decorated with calligraphic elements. 

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that such books are an invaluable heritage of our people, which must be carefully preserved. The famous scholar of theology, the thinker Abu Muin Nasafi was born in 1027 in Karshi (Nasaf). He studied here and perfected his knowledge. Abu Muin Nasafi lived in the XI century and was one of the prominent representatives of science akida.

President Shavkat Mirziyoev during his trip to Kashkadarya region on February 24- 25 at 2019 gave recommendations for the improvement of the mausoleum of Abu Muin, creating necessary conditions for pilgrims, as well as to build a library and translate the works of the scientist.

As he played an important role in the dissemination of the teaching of the Maturidia, founded by Abu Mansur Maturidi. Muin Nasafi in his works aimed at clarifying misconceptions about Islam, the struggle against religious fanaticism. He was buried in the Kovchin village of Karshi district. Abu Mu’in Nasafi died in 1114 in Samarkand. Abu al-Muin Nasafi is one of the great scholars of theology, and he was one of the scholars who greatly contributed to the spread of the doctrine of Maturidia, founded by Abu Mansur Al Maturidi. Educated by the great theologians Abu Al Hasan Al Ash’ari and Abu Mansur Al Maturidi, Abu Mu’in al-Nasafi, as a leading scholar in theology, wrote about 15 works on various aspects of theology. These include: “The basis of jurisprudential methods”; “The Mirror of Evidence in Theology”; “The only book for monotheistic rules in theology”; “Scientist and researcher”; “Substantiate reasoning with explanations and documentation”; “Imams’ approaches to law”; “Beliefs”. A manuscript of his oeuvre is being held at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan 8. “Bahrul-kalom” (“Word Sea”). 

His oeuvre is one of the most valuable sources on theology, which constitutes Islamic philosophy. His manuscripts are in libraries in Dubai, Damascus and Alexandria. Published in Baghdad in 1886 and in Cairo in 1908. 

Mr. Ravshan Makhamatalev, Mr. Roy Lie Atjam, Diplomat Magazine’s Editor and author of this article Mr. Jakhangir Zafanovic Kurbanov,

Among the works of Abul Muin Nasafi, which are kept in the libraries of the world, are the books is “Interpretation of the Fundamentals of Religion with Evidence according to the teachings of Imam Abu Mansur Maturidi”, which explains the doctrine of Maturidia with evidence. 

The scholar’s “Bahrul kalom fi ilmil kalom” is one of the main sources on theology of the Maturidi school. In conversation with the scholars, the head of our state stressed that the works of our great ancestor are still very important today, and it is necessary to republish them and pass their content to the younger generation. 

In the picture Mr. Jakhongir Kurbanov(author), Mrs. Kurbanova Fotima.D. Mr. Kurbanov Zafar M. and Mr. Kurbanov Asadbek.

References https://shosh.uz/mutafakkirlar-abu-muin-nasafiy-1027-1114/ http://uza.uz/uz/posts/prezidentimiz-abul-muiyn-an-nasafiy-ziyeratgo-idagi-bunyedko29-01-2018 https://kukaldosh.uz/25/03/2018/1054

About the author:

Jakhangir Zafarovich Kurbanov is a student of Uzbekistan State World Languages University

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