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The Bosnian Muslims and Islamic International Networks: “The Age of Conventions”
The Bosnian Muslims and Islamic International Networks: “The Age of Conventions”

Author(s): Fikret Karčić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Bošnjačka zajednica kulture - »Preporod«
Keywords: Pan-Islamic Conferences; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bosnian Muslims and Pan-Islamism

Summary/Abstract: During the period between two World wars several Pan-Islamic conferences were held. This paper aims to investigate a participation of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) in these conferences and the echo these conferences had in Bosnian public life. Based on contemporary reports in periodicals, documents and relevant literature, it has been found that Bosnian Muslim delegates participated in two of these conferences in Jerusalem in 1931, and in Geneva 1935. They wanted to attend the Congress in Cairo in 1926, but were prevented by the Yugoslav authorities. Pan-Islamic conferences received a wide coverage in Bosnian Muslim press. Surprisingly, there were no detailed information on the activity of Bosnian Muslim delegates. Similarly, there were no tangible results of their participation for Muslims in Bosnia. The participation in these conferences could be seen as one of the manifestations of Pan-Islamism in Bosnia, a tendency which gradually lost its appeal in this country by the middle of the 20th century.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 114-121
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English