Date of birthSept. 10, 1954 (age 66)
Place of birthThe Yurt Jachimowski, Tobolsk district, Tyumen oblast
EducationIslamic University named Amira Abdel-Qadir
CompanyThe spiritual administration of Muslims Asian part of Russia
RoleMufti, Chairman of the DUM ACHR
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Judicative the nafigullah Ashirov — Russian Islamic scholar, mufti, Chairman of Spiritual administration of Muslims Asian part of Russia, co-Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia. Received his secondary education and graduated from the regional College of culture.
Since the opening of the mosque in the city of Tobolsk in 1979 . became an active member of the community of Muslims. At the same time he took private lessons on Islam from the local Imam of the mosque. He then worked as a muezzin at a mosque in the city of Tobolsk and at the request of the Muslim community, in 1980, was sent to the Islamic religious madrasah "Mir-Arab" (Bukhara), which was the only Islamic school, where he received a religious education, Muslims of the Soviet Union.
In 1987, after graduating from madrasah "Mir-Arab" Sheikh nafigullah Ashir was invited to work in the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the European part of the USSR and Siberia (dumes). First, was appointed Executive Secretary, and soon the business Manager of Dumas, acting Deputy mufti.
In 1990, nafigullah Ashirov goes to the Islamic University named Amira Abdel-Qadir (the city of Constantine, Algeria). After training, returned to Ufa and was elected the first Deputy mufti. Then included in the establishment of the regional spiritual administration of Muslims and the Higher coordination centre of Spiritual managements of Muslims of Russia (UCC DOOM Russia), subsequently took charge of consolidation of Muslim organizations of Russia. Participates in many international conferences and symposiums, meets with leaders of major Islamic countries and leaders of international Islamic organizations. With his participation in the signing of several cooperation agreements between Muslim organizations of Russia, foreign Islamic funds and organizations through which initiated the construction of mosques and madrasah in various regions of the Russian Federation.
in cooperation with the international Islamic Universities makes a significant contribution to the training theologians. Actively supports the idea of Islamic unity of brotherhood in the presence of various religious schools. With his assistance, opened in Moscow Islamic College "Rasul Akram", where students from all over Russia. Five times he headed the group of Russian pilgrims to the Hajj in Mecca the Blessed.
In August 1997, the Sheikh nafigullah Ashir at the conference the Muslims of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East, was elected Chairman, Supreme mufti of the Spiritual administration of Muslims Asian part of Russia. In 1998, at an enlarged meeting of the Council of Muftis of Russia, was elected co-Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia. The nafigullah-Hazrat is one of the most energetic Islamic leaders in the former Soviet Union. Has good organizational skills, diplomatic, pays great attention to the development of international Islamic bonds.
For active work in the regions, the Council of heads of the Spiritual administrations of Muslims of Russia and the North Caucasus Sheikh nafigullah Ashirov was elected in 1994 . Chairman of the Executive Committee and then Chairman of UCC DOOM of Russia.
Sheikh nafigullah Ashir is an honorary member of the Board of Trustees of the International organization "Islamic call", with headquarters in Khartoum (Sudan). Is a member of the Board of Trustees established in 2000 . "The European Islamic Conference", bringing together Islamic organizations of Europe.
Sheikh nafigullah Ashirov is married and has six children.
“Prescribed by the Koran form of clothing Muslim women, contrary to the requirements of these officials to impose a ban, is neither an ornament nor a demonstration of religious affiliation and not a whim of the faithful and an integral part of the practice of religion in accordance with the requirement of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of the messenger of Allah peace be upon him the Almighty.”
“For example, morning prayer at six o'clock, how will people get there? And somehow none of the churches are not built beyond the MKAD and in nonresidential a certain field.”