Mufti Ismail Berdiyev
Chairman of the Muslims Board of Karachayevo-Cherkessia, Russia
Ismail Berdiyev received his spiritual education at the Mir-Arab Madrassah, then at the Tashkent Islamic Institute named after Imam al-Bukhari. In 1990-1991 he completed his internship at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo.
Since 1991 to the present day, he has been the Mufti of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Karachaevo-Cherkess Republic of the Russian Federation, since April 2003 he has been the Chairman of the Coordination Center for the Muslims of the North Caucasus.
Berdiyev Ismail Aliyevich is a member of the Council for Interaction with Religious Associations under the President of the Russian Federation, a member of the Interreligious Council of the Russian Federation and the Interreligious Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States.