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Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Unique in the Bosnian Muslim slavic mythology are the stories of the ”Aždaha”, the snake like dragon creatures. The word Aždaha is derived from the Turkish/Persian word ejdehâ. The stories about the dragons were widespread in Bosnia before Islam took roots there as well. Motifs of the dragons and serpents can be found on the medieval Bosniak Stećak tombstones from[Read More…]

September 23, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
A Bosnian song – DŽEHVA

A Bosnian song – DŽEHVA

In his land, in solitude As soon as the bad dreams of the night pass You reap on your own, and tie your sheaves You cut off your blonde hair And today you realize You will not give your love to anyone else In your heart, in your dreams, you carry him You call upon your Hajrudin And he gazes[Read More…]

September 18, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Hasanaginica – a European Muslim Opera

Hasanaginica – a European Muslim Opera

Hasanaginica, also known as ”The mourning song of the Noble wife of Hasan aga” is a Bosniak Muslim folk ballad created in the period from 1646–49 in Imotski (present day Croatia) at a time, part of the Bosnia eyalet of the Ottoman Empire. It was passed down in oral form, knee to knee for a period of time before it[Read More…]

July 22, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
SREBRENICA…

SREBRENICA…

In the days following the 11th July.  23 years ago, the largest genocide in Europe after the second world war was unfolding. More than 8000 ethnic European Muslims were butchered by the Orthodox religious extremists after the Srebrenica “safe zone” was betrayed and delivered into their hands. Before the international court for war crimes in Hague, the case of organized[Read More…]

July 12, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Sevdalinka a Traditional Bosniak Folk Music

Sevdalinka a Traditional Bosniak Folk Music

Sevdalinka, also known as Sevdah music is a traditional Bosniak folk music integral to the unique Bosniak Islamic culture. In a musical sense it is characterised by a slow and moderate tempo and intense emotional, often melancholic melodies. Most of the comosers of the Sevdah songs are unknown, because they have been written many centuries ago and were passed knee[Read More…]

July 1, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Ramadan in Saraevo

Ramadan in Saraevo

In Bosnia, cannons are fired at the start of the iftar (fast breaking). It’s an old Ottoman tradition.

May 25, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
On Islamic Affairs in Bosnia – Adviser of Mufti Muhamed Jusic

On Islamic Affairs in Bosnia – Adviser of Mufti Muhamed Jusic

“In Bosnia we have 140 years experience of administrating Islamic affairs in a secular state” | Euronews

May 2, 2018 1 comment History & Culture
Calligraphic inscriptions in the Ottoman Bosnia

Calligraphic inscriptions in the Ottoman Bosnia

At the end of 15th century and at the beginning of 16th century, we already meet first domestic calligraphers and copyists, even at that early period, Tasmanian craft is developing and first domestic masons of tarih and epitaphs appear. The first important inscriptions by domestic masters are observed on the domed mosques at the beginning of 16th century. That is[Read More…]

March 25, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Bosnian song – Sultan Suleiman became ill

Bosnian song – Sultan Suleiman became ill

Sultan Suleiman became ill, aman aman Padishah.. On the seventh day of Šehri Ramadan, aman aman Ramadan.. His son Ibrahim asked him, aman aman Ibrahim O, my father, Suleiman Sultan, aman aman Suleiman Are you sad, father, about dying, aman aman, about dying? Are you sad about leaving the Empire and Istanbul, aman aman, Istanbul? Sultan Suleiman replied to him,[Read More…]

March 15, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
On European Muslim nationalism

On European Muslim nationalism

In theory, we know that Muslims should be a single political body – the Ummah. In practice, however, we see that the Saudis are at odds with Qataris, the Emirates with the Turks, the Egyptians with the Sudanese, the Pakistanis with the Bangladeshis and so on. Also, Ibn Khaldun explained why, long before the creation of modern nation-states, the Ummah[Read More…]

March 10, 2018 0 comments Our vision