Volume 2, No 2; Year II; Autumn MMXXI

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.26

In this issue, the pen of academician Mehmed Akšamija offers you a continuation of his analysis of the work of art (qadar/ṣināʿat) within the Islamic worldview. By his analysis and setting boundaries in accordance with the recognized  authorities of "Islamic art", Akšamija, for the first time, clearly defines the modalities of qadar/ṣināʿat discourse, modalities that are undoubtedly based on Islamic sources (ar. al-marjaʿ or al-maṣdar).

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.27; UDK: 7.033.3:28
Original scientific paper

The intention of this analysis is to continue the discussion (from the previous issuees) 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). Particular attention is drawn to advocating differences, due to Occidental-westernized academic efforts to ignore the spirit of unity and the self-reflective Islamic constants of qadar/ṣināʿat discourses and impose the artificial dichotomy of the sacral and profane, and due to paradigmatic views on the evaluation of the creative (aestheticized) achievement of the originator/designer of representation, (i.e. homo islamicus) as absolute western ownership.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.28; UDK: 28-78 :321.74(497.1)
Professional paper

The legacy of Yugoslav socialism is still viable in the successor states and the nations of that former common state as a form of identity. The relationship between communist doctrine and religion, specifically Islam, is of particular interest to researchers. This paper was written under the impression of two recent books recognizing the relationship between Islam, Bosniaks and socialism.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.29; UDK: 340.15(420)
Professional paper

Undertaking legislative reform becomes necessary when the legal system does not respond to the needs of society in changed social circumstances. The reform can be carried out on the basis of existing sources, within the legal system to be reformed, or by borrowing institutions from more advanced systems, which are already known. After the 11th century, following the revival of the function of the state in Europe, more and more rulers resorted to the reform of the legal system, as a response to the growing problems that society was facing. This reform began in Sicily in 1140, with the enactment of Assizes from Ariano and continued in England with the enactment of The Assize of Clarendon ? (1166) by King Henry II.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.30; UDK: 28-42, 28-1
Review article

For Muslims worldwide there are several fundamental words or notions in Islam that serve to renew a basic belief and knowledge in men who would like to sense the essence of Islam in its core values as a precondition for an understanding of the purpose of this worldly life as well as for a belief in Ākhirah, i.e., the next eternal life to come. Since the word has been at the beginning, the word will be with man as long as he lives in this world. Indeed, the word will be with man at the end of his earthly life as a witness for him or against him when he will be put on a reckoning before his Lord to whom he was in debt for his life in this world.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.31; UDK: 821.131.1.; 09; 821.163.4(497.6)
Professional paper

This year, 2021, marks the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Italian poet, writer and thinker, who has been honored by grand attributes and signs of recognition by many. On the occasion of this anniversary, this essay briefly deals with some of the reasons for which Dante, in his work Divine Comedy, assigned God’s Prophet Mohammed a place in hell.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.33; UDK: 821.163.4(497.6)-1; 28-291
Professional paper

The Bektashi spiritual path was very widespread and influential throughout the Ottoman Empire. Bektashi sheikhs and dervishes were active participants in the earliest Ottoman endeavors. In the later period, especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the teachings of the Bektashi spiritual path spread throughout the Balkans. From Greece to Budapest, from Thrace to Bosnia, there were Bektashi tekkes and there were local educational and cultural centers.

DOI: 10.52510/sia.v2i2.34; UDK: 929 Korkut D.

Hikmet Karčić, Derviš M. Korkut: A Biography : Rescuer of the Sarajevo Haggadah

El-Kalem : Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks, Sarajevo, 2020., 85 p., ISBN 978-9958-23-535-1 (El Kalem); ISBN 978-9958-575-17-4 (Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks)