IMG 9625ispravljenoOn Wednesday, November 7, 2018. In the premises of the Scientific Research Institute "Ibn Sina" in Sarajevo, the award ceremony of the "Ibn Sina" annual scientific award was held.
This year, for the first time two awards were awarded, one in the field of Islamic and Comparative Philosophy, and the other in the field of comparative studies of religion.

In the introductory part of the ceremony, Mr. Nermin Hodzic recalled the establishment of the "Ibn Sina" annual scientific award and the goals and motives that were managed by this Institute, emphasizing support for young researchers in the fields of humanistic, social and philosophical research.
Dr. Kazem Zoghi Barani, director of the Science and Research Institute "Ibn Sina" in Sarajevo, in his short , welcomed the laureates and congratulating the on receiving awards, and emphasized that the Institute strives to contribute to the development of thinking and scientific research in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Mr. Nermin Hodžić introduced the attendees with the decision of the Evaluation Commission, to award mr. Vladimir Lazic  and his work "Ibn Roushd's criticism of Avicenna's approach to metaphysics"  and mr. Hamza Muratspahić to  receive incentive prize for his master thesis under the title "Understanding the religion of Islam in the works of Zeljko Mardešič (Jakova Jukić)".

Professor at the faculty of Islamic sciences in Sarajevo Samir Beglerović, a member of the evaluation committee, explained this year's decision to award the "Ibn Sina" annual scientific award, stressing that the work of Zeljko Mardesic, in which he treats Islam and Muslims, is very important for us and our climate and has not been the subject of research until now. This work by Hamza Muratspahic can certainly be an incentive for future research on the relationship of contemporary authors towards interreligious dialogue. Professor Beglerovic then talked about the first work done by mr. Valdimira Lasice emphasized the importance of this comprehensive research that offers an extremely important comparison of the philosophical ideas of the two great Muslim philosophical thoughts, but also conveys the fact of the life of Islamic philosophy after Ibn Rushd.

Furthermore, this work shows that neither Ibn Sina nor Ibn Rousd were just mere interpreters of Aristotle's and in general classical Greek philosophy.
Mr. Vladimir Lasica, on his research and future doctoral dissertation, said: "With Ibn Rushdo, Islamic philosophy has not ended itself , but its influence in the West has ended and its " western arm ", while its" eastern arm "continued to live since today. What brought me into this field and this topic is the interest in the theistic philosophical thought, or more precisely to theistic metaphysics. From the perspective of the starting point, the question of God's existence or non-existence is the question of all questions, and the theistic philosophers have defended the metaphysics of power by defending God's existence, which will support this idea by philosophical argumentation. In this regard, Ibn Sina and Ibn Rushd differ in that Ibn Sina is developing the concept of the Necessary and Possible Battle, while Ibn Rushd follows the idea of ​​observing the phenomenon as the source of knowledge, his proof of God is based on the concept of movement.
Mr. Hamza Muratspahić, in a short review of his work, pointed out his own fascination with the character and work of the late Željko Mardešić, especially in the one in which he, as a delicate researcher and faithful Catholic, deals with Islam and Muslims. In his works, Mardešić devoted considerable attention to some of the fundamental determinations of Muslim doctrinal concepts, trying to use the sources of Islam itself, the Qur'an and the words of Prophet Muhammad, and not secondary interpretations and interpretations. In Mardešić's opus Muratspahić sees an honest orientation towards dialogue and mutual appreciation and acquaintance. How in the works that were created at the time of communism when he wrote under the pseudonym Jakov Jukic, so in our time.
In the end, the director of the Institute dr. Kazem Zoghi Barani and prof.dr. Samir Beglerovic gave awards to this year's laureates.

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