1Presentation of the latest Ibn Sina Research Institute’s publication ”Islam in the Cultural Identity of Europe” by Academician Dr. Rešad Hafizović was be held in  the “Ibn Sina” Research Institute (Potok St, 24, Sarajevo) on Wednesday, 3 October 2018,

In addition to author, the book was be presented by: Prof. Dr. Kerima Filan, Vildana Selimbegović, Assist. Dr. Orhan Jašić  and Mr. Sc. Saeid Abedpour


In his introductory speach, Dr. Kazem Zoghi Barani, Director of the Research Institute of Ibn Sina, expressed his welcome and gratitude and he also said that this Institute is proud to present this book, pointing to the importance of this valuable work by the academician Hafizovic.
The issue of Islam in Europe is not limited to the attitude towards Muslim communities in European countries, and it will become increasingly relevant to the new members with a significant number of Muslim population. and the Islamic world and its understanding. This book can make a significant contribution to this understanding.
The moderator of this program, Nermin Hodžić, reminded the author and speakers of some of the motives that the Institute has led in the publication of this important and in some of its provocative works: in recent decades, we are witnessing European authors' efforts to define the cultural identity of Europe. In most of these studies Islam and Muslims are being transfigured.
Ph.D. Kerima Filan, in her book on "Islam in the Cultural Identity of Europe", conducted the listeners through several of her chapters and stressed that it was particularly impressed by the chapter dealing with the destiny of Andalus and Muslims there, who gave a significant contribution to cultural and scientific as well as spiritual, and that this historical and cultural fact should not be neglected when trying to articulate the overall European cultural identity. based on the thesis of Islam as a religion of love.
Assist Orhan Jašic reminded in his presentation of the differences between dialogue and controversy, and stressed that every dialogue implies speaking and listening, but also the aspiration for truth. Hence, there is no real dialogue without the sincerity of its participants. In this regard, the sincerity of the Dialogue Criticism of Hafizovic's academic to the polemical writings of some Western authors, such as the former Pope Benedict XVI, can contribute to mutual understanding on the path of common search for the truth.
Vildana Selimbegović emphasized in his book on the book of Akademiemija Hafizovića the importance of his intellectual and intellectual ventures that surpass the present framework. Selimbegović recalled that nearly two decades ago, Hafizovic in his works mentioned the danger that Bosnian Muslims come from extremism and radicalism, and that is why he was exposed to pressures and silent ignorance that continues to this day. Particularly interesting part of the book, "Islam in the Cultural Identity of Europe", it is a chapter that talks about the Medina Charter, from which some important lessons can be drawn and about the current state of our politics and society.
Mr. Saeid Abedpour in his review of the book of Professor Hafizovic emphasized the importance of political identity and recalled precisely on the Medina and Medina Charter which in a way corresponded to the Greek concept of polis, and what a concept in its developed form still resides in Europe today. It is a common heritage of Muslims and the West, and today Muslims should return to defining their own political identity and habit.
At the end of this presentation, Academician Hafizović said that he did not intend to talk about the book because he speaks about himself, and on this occasion he wants to ask one question and offer an answer: What does it mean to be a Muslim in the world today? Being a Muslim in the world means staying there and enduring in its every-day recognizability: religious, cultural, civilization, and so on. To be present in your own words, invest daily in your own ideas, cultivate a place of your own, with your own words, ideas and life span. For the Islam of every Muslim, he adds, according to the definition of the sealed Prophet of Islam a. had to be the public culture of the space of his life. He stressed that Muslim intellectuals must be an integral part of society in which they are encircled all over the world, they must be sentient and full-bodied subjects in those societies and not their objects, and in order to achieve this, they must learn a new hermeneutic language of public space, a language that expresses the factuality , true freedom of speech, not propagandistic ideology, cosmopolitan sovereignty of every person, and not national sovereignty, multicivilization identity, and not that monocivilization.

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