Selam Ya Resulallah

By Lamija Welcome, our greatest son from the land of Arabia and of noble lineage. Welcome, our beloved nobleman from the House of Hashim and the noble tribe of Quraysh. The greatest man that has ever walked on this Earth was the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. He was born in the Arabian city…

Friendship and Sense(lessness)

By Meša Bismilâhir-rahmanir-rahim! This story begins with the opening line of each of suras, like the book Death and the Dervish, and will tell you a tale of one of the most important books ever written in Bosnian. It is a confession of Meša Selimović, a writer from the city of Tuzla, Bosnia & Herzegovina,…

The Dawns of Allah’s Mercy

By Lamija O Ramadan Don’t be in a rush to leave, for sins are heavy and hearts are ill Allow me to host you as you deserve. unknown Ehlen ve sehlen, ya sehri Ramadan are the words you can see on almost every mosque in Bosnia&Herzegovina when the month of Ramadan comes. Our most beloved…

A Story of the Aladza

By Meša After long 27 years, one of the most interesting and unique mosques of Bosnia and Herzegovina will finally be revived. Turbulent historical story, architecture and Islamic art describe this sacral object of unutterable significance for every good person who values art, creativity and differences. This is a story of a mosque, people and…

Ferhadija Fairytale

By Lamija I raise this glorious Oratory in the name of AllahBenefactor Ferhad – Bey, the helper of the believersWith a thirsty sword he engraved in marble his heroic nameWith the war intake, that good man raised the endowment Sipahi, when arrived to the building, told it the chronogram: In the name of Allah, this…

Sarajevo: Where the East Meets the West

By Lamija Every story about Sarajevo is a story about love and romance, about sacrifice and sorrow, about heartache and despair, about anguish and joy, about loss and gain, about the past and the future. And who tells the stories better than the writers? Something that Bosnia and Herzegovina does not lack is writers.  In…