Al-Mufaddal al-Ju’fi. Proofs of the Divine creation and purposefulness of the world (Kitab al-Adilla ‘ala’l-khalq wa’l-tabdir). Facsimile of the manuscript. Introduction and indexes by S.M. Prozorov. Moscow: Nauka – Vostochnaya literatura, 2018. 24+176 с. (Written Monuments of the Orient. CLI). ISBN 978-5-02-039826-9 (in Russian)
Publication of Arabic manuscript “Kitab al-Adilla ‘ala’l-khalq wa’l-tabdir” by Al-Mufaddal al-Ju’fi (died before 183/799) from the collection of Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences, is provided with introduction and indexes. This manuscript is of great historical and cultural interest since it was written in Kazan in 1775 and confirms the existence of Shi’i religious literature in predominantly Sunni community of Russian Volga region.
At the IOM RAS Department of Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies, the monograph by A.G. Grushevoy The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society under auspices of A.A. Dmitrievsky in 1907-1917 will be discussed.