Volume 3, No 2; Year III; Autumn MMXXII

In this issue, academician Mehmed Akšamija continues his epoch-making story about the horizons of the spirit of “art” with a review of the immanent and transcendental dimensions of “art in Islam” through the figure and work of Homo Islamicus.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.48 UDK: 28:[7.033.3:316.722]
Original scientific paper

The intention of this analysis is to continue the 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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.49 UDK: 778.6:7.033.3 UDK: 28-852.5:778.6 UDK: 28-523.4:7.033.
Original scientific paper

Architecture of minaret belongs to the cultural history of pre-Islamic art. The vertical observed in Islam is a semiologically transcedentally metaphoric sign of the téhnē of religious architecture, a gnomon*2 – a phenomenonconfigural zodiak chronometer. The phenomenon of fizis-shape is a configural sacral elevation of substance – the immanently articulated purpose in Islam.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.50 UDK: 28:[316.624:329](497)
Original scientific paper

This paper is based on my personal experience of war and peace in Bosnia. The basic notion is that it is easier to start a war than to stop it.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.52 UDK: 2-154:26./.28]:2-157
Original scientific paper

This article traces the idea of a binary between one religious truth and another religious falsehood. The cycle of true versus false religion began with the birth of biblical monotheism. While monotheism of Christianity was neither the first nor the last to fall into this typology, the author argues that its particular location in the historical unfolding of monotheist communities compelled it to become the most exclusive.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.51 UDK: 28-788:929 Rida R. S.
Original scientific paper

This article is a comparative portrayal of three main figures of Islam in modern times, namely Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Muḥammad ‘Abduh and Rashīd Riḍā with a particular focus on Shykh Rashīd Riḍā’s legacy of a mixture of an Islamic reform with Islamic tradition (Salafism). Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī is portrayed as a revolutionary who saw in Islam elements of unity and mobilization.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.53 UDK: 28-74:323.28
Other uncategorized works: reviews

The menace of extremism and terrorism over the past years has been largely aided through a creation of the chaos of fatwā (legal and moral norm in Islam) by extremists. This is an impudent violation of the venerable traditional institution of fatwā in Islam.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.52510/sia.v3i2.54

Book review: Ajla Čustović, Islam and Human Rights

Zagreb, Ljevak, 2022, p. 343.

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