Hajji hafiz Halid effendi Hadžimulić. Tradition and Society Cover Image

Hadži hafiz Halid efendija Hadžimulić. Tradicija i društvo
Hajji hafiz Halid effendi Hadžimulić. Tradition and Society

Author(s): Saeid Abedpour
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Halid Hadžimulić; religiousness; Gnostic Sufi experience; religious code of conduct; Masnawi.

Summary/Abstract: Hajji hafiz Halid ef. Hadžimulić, teacher of good conduct, translator of the Masnawi, a religious scholar and imam of the Sarajevo mosques, is one of the most prominent representatives of the tasawwuf learning in modern times in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His thinking rested on esoteric and exoteric understanding of Islam as well as the tradition of Mawlana, Sadi and Hafez and their teachings on cognition. In a society where religious thought is confronted by cognitional stratification and historical and institutional voids, with his method and his practical work, hafis Hadžimulić promoted a different face of Islam. He observed religiousness and spirituality as an encounter with God, based on sincerity and refraining from any politicization of religion. He saw religion as a phenomenon more comprehensive and more sublime than politics or society. He also thought that the Gnostic Sufi experience and the religious code of conduct could be achieved through cognition and purification of nafs and that thinkers, the clergy and advocates of religious tradition should serve as living examples of simple living and spirituality, in order to lead the society towards reforming its religiousness. As for the relationship between tradition and modern society, hajji hafis Halid ef. Hadžimulić did not see religion as an obstacle or in opposition to modern life. Instead, he thought that the problem was in our understanding of modern society and our neglect of religious values for the sake of modern society. Hafis Hadžimulić emphasized that being connected with religious, i.e. ethical and spiritual values, was in no way an expression of opposition towards modern society, but rather an investment of efforts towards changing and transforming the modern society. His life and work are a true guide and an authentic pattern to be followed by younger generations.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 50
  • Page Range: 10-26
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bosnian