Illuminatio #9
Year V, Spring MMXXIV; Featured articles


Dear readers, We are writing this editorial in the shadow of the historical awareness of the Holocaust in Europe - Auschwitz, we are reflecting it in the shadow of the final realization of the Nakba in Palestine - Gaza, and we are designing it in the shadow of the planetary recognition of the...

Antagonism Between Occidental Definition of Art and Characterization of the Modalities of the qadar/sina at Discourse (the second part)

The paper analyzes the relationship between Occidental-Westernized understanding of art and a possible status of art within an integrated discourse – al-thawābit al-islāmiyyah, as well as the aesthetic-metaphysical experience of the traditional Islamic systematization of knowledge – ṣināʿat...

The People of the Book in the Pre-Qur’anic Period

The way Muslims understand the Qur'an has shaped their common interreligious perception. This article selects different Qur'anic verses that influenced Muslims in relation to people of other faiths beyond their [Islam]. The main goal of this paper is to show how even Quranic verses that might...

Seven Challenges Facing Bosnia and Her Muslims

This article is examining seven challenges facing Bosnia as state and society. Overcoming them will determine if a way out of the current conditions is found. Although these challenges concern all the people of Bosnia, they seem to be of crucial significance for Bosnia’s Muslims.

The Spiritual Crises and Peaceful Coexistence: The Role of Islamic Scholars

Today we do not suffer from a crisis of the mind as was the case in the past, but today we suffer from a heart crisis and its cause is the psychological disturbance that results from the feeling of distress or impotence that affects the individual. Heart suffers an acute crisis that manifests...

A Genial Albanian: Bajram Murati and the Watchdogs of Islam (the secondpart)

This article analyses the biography of Bajram Murati (1930-2013), an Albanian refugee to New Zealand, and the contentions over symbolic spaces and meaning within the New Zealand Muslim community over the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

Torbeši / Macedonian Muslim (Pomak) Identity and Their Challenges in Macedonia

The aim of this discussion is to partially shed light on the challenges and problems encountered by the Torbeši (Pomak) identity in the Balkans from the creation of the nation state until today. It is an ethnic identity inhabited in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece and Kosovo. They speak of...

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Author Ilan Pappe, Oneworld publications: 2007.)

The book The Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine by the Israeli historian Ilan Pappé, although published almost two decades ago, due to the subject matter, the terrible crimes and the complete uninterrupted months-long destruction of Gaza, has once again become a very live and current reading material.