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Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina has a rich and longstanding history in the country, having been introduced to the local population in the 15th and 16th centuries as a result of the Ottoman conquest of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Bosniaks are predominantly Muslim by religion, for which reason they have also been emphasized as "Bosnian Muslims" throughout their history, a term which thus also implies ethnic belonging. The vast majority of Muslim Bosniaks are traditionally Sunni Muslims who subscribe to the Hanafi school ofjurisprudence. There are around 3 million Muslim Bosniaks. An estimated 1.8 million still reside in their native Bosnia and Herzegovina where they constitute 50 percent of the country's overall population.

 

This structure, which first went by the name Atik (old) Mosque, started out as a modest place of worship with a wooden minaret, and it is said that it later acquired its current name when Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror (El-Fatih) made his final march against the Bosnian kingdom.

After making his way through Sarajevo’s čaršija, the Sultan went with Isa Bey to visit the mahala where Atik Mosque was located. When they came to the main door, Isa Bey presented the mosque to Mehmed II as a gift and, since that time, it has been known as the Emperor’s Mosque.

 

The builder is Gazi Husrev bey (may peace be upon him).

Because of the density оf construction within this area, it is hard to gain full appreciation of this mosque as an entity from the outside.

The whole complex around this mosque is simply astonishing so do not hesitate booking this tour

 

 

Ferhadija Mosque (Bosnian: Ferhat-pašina džamija, Turkish: Ferhad Paşa Camii), also known as Ferhat-Pasha Mosque, Ferhad-Beg Vuković Mosque, is a central building in the city of Sarajevo built by Bosnian Sanjak-bey(governor) Ferhad-Beg Vuković, a descendant of the famous mediaeval Vuković-Desisalić family.

King Fahd Mosque (Bosnian: Džamija kralja Fahda) also known as King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Alsaud Mosque in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Currently the biggest mosque in Sarajevo, in respect to capacity. It is built in place where it was most needed, part of town that was most populated, but had no mosque.

Sarajevo's King Fahd Mosque was financed by Saudi Arabia as the largest mosque for Muslims in the Balkans and the mosque has a reputation for attracting a lot of Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina,] recently built after 5 years from peace agreement.

 

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