DOI: UDK: 321.01(=163.4*3)(497.6)

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.

Key words: Bosnia, Bosnian Muslims, Bosniaks, Bosnian history, state of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bosnian society, Bosnian politics, the Islamic Community in Bosnia-Herzegovina, south east Europe, the Balkans