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The Oldest Lasting Muslim Organization in the US – a European One

The Oldest Lasting Muslim Organization in the US – a European One

The oldest lasting Muslim organization in Northern America is Džemijetul Hajrije/The Benevolent Society formed by Bosniaks 1906 in Chicago. Today they are known as Bosnian Islamic Cultural Center and are part of Islamic Community of Bosnia. Bosnians first migrated to Chicago in the late nineteenth century. Early migrants from Bosnia-Herzegovina were generally young, unskilled male laborers who came in search[Read More…]

August 17, 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
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
Bosnian song: We are all Allah’s slaves, and we will all return to Him

Bosnian song: We are all Allah’s slaves, and we will all return to Him

Intro: “We are all Allah’s slaves, and we will all return to Him.” Verse 1 All of this, that is left of me It will soon become dust A tired body, make it easier for me Old age has reached me Chorus As time passes by, I witness You You created me with nothing Then You gave me strength, and[Read More…]

December 20, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
The song about Bosnian heroes

The song about Bosnian heroes

Song “Devet Heroja” which means “Nine Heroes” in Bosnian, and it is a story about nine martyrs of Bosnia, who sacrificed their lives for the survival of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its people. The visuals in the video are stunning, and the editing is on point. Translation is below. The barricade of our freedom is the river Drina My brother,[Read More…]

November 19, 2017 0 comments History & Culture