Illuminatio #3
Year II, Spring MMXXI; Featured articles

Editorial: A Return to the Origin

When we were thinking about starting the journal Illuminatio/Svjetionik/Almanar, we kept in mind that human history consists of thought and action. Thought in man drives the will to succeed (al-najāḥ) „here-and-now “, and action in man produces hope (al-rijāʼ) for recognition and reward (al-ajr)...

Islamic art - first part

This analysis is aimed at initiating a discussion of some parts of the history of what is declared or titled „Islamic art”, within the critical and theoretical framework of both Occidental-Western and (some) Muslim perspectives. The analysis and establishments of limits in line with the prevailing...

Bosniaks and Bosnia: A Study in the Philosophy of Politics (3)

The third, final part of this study, analyses the relationship between Bosniaks and Bosnia through the interaction of three chronologically problem-related processes: The first, procedure, defined as 'The Archeology of the Politics of Oblivion' reconstructs in all previous research completely...

The Importance of Interreligious Dialogues on Ethics and Law: A Global Perspective

The present article pleads for the revival of an interreligious dialogue on ethics and law as an instrument of peace and reconciliation. Whereas the rst phase of IRD was marked by a considerable prominence of these topics, the have become of less importance in the second phase. This needs...

Infidel or paganus? The Polysemy of kafara in the Qur'an

This article explores the meaning of the root k-f-r in the Quran, questioning the practice of translating the noun kā r as “ in del.” It argues for a distinction between the idiomatic phrasal verb kafara bi-, which does mean to reject or dis-believe, and the simple intransitive verb kafara and its...

Can We Become Walking Qurans?

As Muslims, we are taught that we are to follow the Prophet’s Sunnah, his precedent and praxis. The rst steps we learn on how to do this is to pray as he did, give the zakah as generously as he did, fast as he did, perform ḥajj and ʿumrah as he did; that is, by performing the rituals of the faith....