Masjid is for muslim the oasis of peace

Masjid is for muslim the oasis of peace

The term faith dates back to the very beginning of civilization. The primary goal of every believer is a connection with God and the most effective way is prayer. Prayer is the establishment of a relationship with the form of a spiritual being and presupposes the existence of a transcendental force that overcomes man in every way and with which he can communicate. In the primitive and superficial understanding of religion, especially among natural people, exists a danger that man will regard his desires as a measure of divine power. To pray means to talk to a spiritual being and to stay with him, to express thoughts and feelings, etc. [umetnime] Adil – bey Zulfikarpašić who was politician and publicist had written a new page in the history of Bosnian – Herzegovinian foundations, by establishing Bosniak Institute in Zurich in 1988 with desire to move it to Bosnia and Herzegovina one day. In early 2001, after the completion of construction of a new building with modern equipment and transfer of the main funds (library, archive, collection of artistic works) from the Institute in Zurich, the Bosniak Institute – Foundation of Adil – bey Zulfikarpašić began working in Sarajevo. [umetnime] The Bosniak Institute is decorated by many things, but one of them has a special beauty and it attracts the attention of every visitor. Precisely speaking, it is a masjid placed inside the Bosniak Institute. Masjid is a place in which Muslims perform their religious duties, leaving all gloomy thoughts and worries out of the masjid and pray in peace. As soon as yo enter the masjid, you will be enchanted by its inside beauty. On the walls can be seen beautiful Arabic texts and decorative patterns that remind us on decorating walls that dates back to the Ottoman period. The floor is covered with antique woven rugs that makes you get lost in the beauty of the decorative patterns that are on it. Also, there is a stand for tespih (Muslims use it when they finish the prayer) and a stand for the Qur’an (the Holy Book of the Muslims), and, of course, rugs on which Muslims perform their prayers. [umetnime]  

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‘ROGO ZADE’ MOSQUE IN SARAJEVO – One of the smallest mosques in the world

'ROGO ZADE' MOSQUE IN SARAJEVO – One of the smallest mosques in the world

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The Sarajevo mosque, with an unusual name – Rogo Zade, was built in 1660, according to the inscription on the door of the mosque, and its total surface is just over 50 m². This is the smallest mosque in the region and Europe, but also one of the smallest in the world. It was built under the Sarajevo settlement Sedrenik, in the Rogina 1 street. In fact, the mosque was restored in 1972, and before that, its surface was even smaller than the current one. As there are numerous mosques in Sarajevo’s nearby settlements, Sedrenik and Grlić hill, the Rogo Zade mosque is visited by a very small number of believers, and it is like a symbol of the city.

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The mosque also houses a turban (Muslim cemetery) with three mezzars. It is believed that Hungarian Muslims were buried in them, who came to these areas 300 years ago, fleeing from the inquisition, in the (then) Hungary. The legend further states that a part of the Hungarian Muslims settled in Sarajevo, above the Sumbul mahala and near the mosque, built by Rogo Zade. It is believed that among the immigrants from Hungary there were three rich families, who left Hungary, leaving all their behind. The legend says that some members of these families were buried just outside the mosque of the Rogo Zade, where the people later built them turbe.

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Around the mosque there is a cemetery (muslim cemetery) with around 20 ‘nišans’ (monuments). In one of the tombs there are the remains of the famous Bosniak historian Sidki Muvakkit Hadzihuseinovic, author of the famous work “Tarih-i-Bosna”, written in Turkish, published under the title “History of Bosnia” in Sarajevo, 1999.

 

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