Muslim scholars meet with students of Dagestan State University

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Makhachkala, September 3, 2015. Yesterday, Muslim scholars from the Arab countries met with the students in the auditorium of Dagestan State University of National Economy.

The meeting with the students was attended by the sheikhs: Usman Ahmed Abdulrahim, Doctor of Science in Quran studying, Adviser to the Minister of Waqf (inalienable endowment for charity) and Islamic Affairs of Kuwait, Muhammad Mahmud Ahmad Hashim, the professor, vice-rector of Al-Azhar University in Egypt, Usman Umar Muhammad, the preacher of the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD).

The Muslim theologians were accompanied by Imam of Makhachkala Central Juma mosque, Muhammadrasul Hajji Saaduev and the chairman of the committee on Freedom of Conscience, Cooperation with Religious Organizations of Dagestan Suleiman Magomedov.

Opening the meeting, the head of Dagestan State University of National Economy Gamid Buchaev expressed great appreciation that authoritative Arab scholars have decided to visit Dagestan University and met with his pupils. The dialogue was useful and rich. Every scholar made a report on individual items, instructed the young people and advised them to keep up the principals of traditional Islam.

In his turn, Usman Ahmed Abdulrahim, Doctor of Science in Quran studying told the young people that in life it was necessary, first of all, to establish itself in religion, to preserve the health that Allah has given to man; to create and to safeguard a family, to get an education.

The young people displayed interest in the events in Syria and asked about the possibility of students’ exchange among Dagestan and Arab universities for improving the language and gaining experience.

"Those people who go beyond the law and become terrorists in Syria and Libya are called jihadists. In fact, what is happening there, very far from the meaning of jihad. The murder of a Muslim by another - this is not jihad. Jihad is when Muslims defend their homeland if an aggressor attacks it. What happens there has nothing to do with Islam, "- Usman Ahmed said.

Let us remind, that Muslim scholars will stay in Dagestan till September 8. Tomorrow, Makhachkala House of Friendship will host the International Theological Conference on "International experience in strengthening the unity of the Muslims: modern forms and methods."

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