Volume 2, No 1; Year II; Spring MMXXI

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) „there- and-then“.1 Between man’s „thought“ and „action“ stands the covenant (al-ʿahd or al-mīthāq) and trust (al-amānah). The covenant regulates moral thinking, and trust encourages conscientious action – doing.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i1.21; UDK: 7.01:28 003.07
Original scientific paper

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 authorities will contribute to the vital modalities of qadar/ṣināʿat discourse which are resolutely Islamic and in line with their source (ar. al-marjaʿ or al-maṣdar).

DOI: DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i1.20; UDK: 930.85(497.6=163.4*3) 323.1(497.6=163.4*3)
Professional paper

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 neglected aspects of the genesis of historical and political factors of the project of denial of Bosniaks as a separate people/nation, erasing their historical name, language name and ethnic, spiritual, cultural and state identity.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i1.19; UDK: 2-675
Review article

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 correction for two reasons. Theoretically the rationality of dogmatic or systematic insights (as found in all faith traditions) is largely exclusive, whereas the rationality of ethics, also religiously founded ethics, is basically inclusive. It is therefore open to dialogue.

DOI: 10.52210/sia.v2i1.25; UDK: 28-254
Original scientific paper

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 deverbal nouns, which are used in the Quran in a large number of different ways.

DOI: 10.52210/sia.v2i1.25; UDK: 28-254
Professional paper

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. Clearly, following the Prophetic Sunnah involves more than just the physical performance of our rituals.

DOI: 10.52210/sia.v2i1.22; UDK: 28-67(73)

According to the author, the text The Future of Islam was produced as an incentive and attempt to re-build relations between the West and the Muslim world, particularly in the light of the policy of “a new way forward” (p.6) of the then U.S. president Barack Obama, after his ‘historic speech’ in Cairo – as reported by Western media.