By Muhammad Iqbal Khan, The Islamic Foundation, paperback, 28 pages
MUSLIMS OF CENTRAL ASIA AND RUSSIA: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION is a helpful overview of the presence of Muslims in this hitherto inaccessible region.
The CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), formed after the breakup of the USSR, consists of eleven states, six of which have Muslim-majority populations. This booklet provides a wealth of information about Muslims in each state of the former USSR and will be especially useful for researchers and students of this region.
About the author:
MUHAMMAD IQBAL KHAN, born in Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir) in 1959, was educated in Pakistan and later studied medicine at Tashkent State Medical Institute. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) with 'Honours in 1985. He has travelled extensively in the former USSR and monitored its affairs very closely. He has had many papers on this subject, mostly in Urdu, published in journals and newspapers.
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