Friday, October 24, 2008

Aida Begic-Bosnian film director of the movie "SNIJEG" (SNOW)

Aida Begic

was born in Sarajevo in 1976. She graduated directing at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts in 2000. Her graduation film FIRST DEATH EXPERIENCE was presented at Cinefondation Official Selection of 2001 Cannes Film Festival and won numerous awards at festivals worldwide. In 2003 she directed her second short film NORTH WENT MAD. Aida Begić is teaching directing at Sarajevo Academy of Performing Arts and has directed numerous commercials, video spots and promotional films. In 2004 she founded an independent production company MAMAFILM together with her colleague Elma Tataragić and SNOW is their first feature film.

The 14th Sarajevo Film Festival kicked off Friday with a screening of Aida Begic's debut feature "Snow," about life in a village in postwar Bosnia.Aida Begic' film "Snow" world premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Fest in the Critics Week sidebar.Aida Begić prefaces the director's notes to her first narrative feature Snijeg ( Snow ) —winner of the 2008 Cannes Critics' Week Grand Prize.The Sarajevo Film Festival got off to a strong start with the Bosnian premiere of Aida Begić’s debut feature, already the winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique.

Aida Begić graduated in 2000 from the Department of Film and Theatre Directing of the Academy for Performing Arts in Sarajevo. Her graduation film THE FIRST MORTAL EXPERIENCE was shown at more than 20 international film festivals, including Cannes (Cinefondation), and won the Best Short Film Award of the Ourense Film Festival, the Critics’ Award of the Huesca Film Festival, the Methexis Award of the MedFilm Festival...She is also the author of documentaries AUTOBIOGRAPHY and TRIUMPH OF WILL, and the short film THE NORTH HAS GONE MAD.
You can see her here:
What do you think????


Don't forget :)
Surah Kahf

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grand Mufti [Reis-ul-ulema] of Bosnia

Reis-Ul-ulema Mustafa Ceric (Bosnia)

r. Mustafa efendi Cerić (born 1952 in Visoko, Bosnia and Herzegovina,) is the Grand Mufti (reis-ul-ulema) of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He is serving his second 7-year term until 2013. He is considered as one of the most liberal Grand Muftis in the world. He is fluent in Bosnian, English and Arabic, and cites a "passive knowledge" of Turkish, German and French . Cerić is married and has two daughters and a son.
Mustafa Ceric is the Reis-ul-Ulema, President of the Council of Ulema, Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina. He graduated from the Medressa in Sarajevo and Al-Azhar University in Cairo, after which he returned to Bosnia, where he became an imam. He then spent several years as Imam of the U.S. Islamic Cultural Center, during which time he earned a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology at the University of Chicago. He left for Zagreb in 1987 where he became a practicing imam at a learning center. Mustafa Ceric is the author of a number of books in Bosnian including Roots of Synthetic Theology in IslamHe learned English and earned a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in Islamic Studies. When he finished his studies, he returned to his homeland, leaving the ICC and becoming a practicing Imam in a learning center in Zagreb in 1987. He officially became the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999, although he has led the Islamic community in Bosnia since 1993, a fact that has sparked controversy in his re-election.
Dr. Ceric is a member of several local and international scientific organizations and societies, including the Interreligious Council of Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Foundation of Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial and Cemetery, the Council of 100 Leadres of the World Economic Forum, the European Council for Fatwas and Research, World Conference of Religion & Peace, the Executive Committee of the European Council of Religious Leaders, the Board of Trustees of International Islamic University Islamabad, the Sharia'h Board of Bosnia Bank International, the Fiqh Academy in Mecca, Aal Albayt Foundation for Islamic Thought in Jordan, the World Council of Religions for Peace, International Commission for Peace Research chaired by Dr. Henry Kissinger, UNESCO and Executive Council of World Forum of Ulama. He has delivered numerous lectures and led several workshops on interreligious and interfaith issues at local and international conferences.
His publications include: Roots of Synthetic Theology in Islam, A Choice Between War and Peace, and European Muslim Declaration. [8.
He is one of the signatories of A Common Word Between Us and You, an open letter by Islamic scholars to Christian leaders, calling for peace and understanding.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Jumu'ah in Sarajevo -Dzuma u Sarajevu

Don't forget read surah-Kahf!

Friday prayer in Sarajevo!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bosnian women with hijab

Zilka Spahić-Šiljak
Is born 1968. in Zenica,she has finished Gazi Husrev-Bey's madrasah in Sarajevo.She graduated from theology and law, holds a master’s degree in Human Rights and Democracy and did her doctorate thesis in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies.
She has published over 20 articles in Bosnian and English in the fields of women's rights, gender politics in religious traditions, education and cultural heritage. Soon her book will be published under the title "Women, Religion and Politics.”
She translates from English and her most notable books are “The Forgotten Female Rulers of the Muslim World" (Buybook, 2005) and “Islam and the Challenge of Democracy” (Buybook 2006).
Zilka Spahic-Siljak , who also holds a law degree from the University of Sarajevo, is a human rights and Islamic feminist scholar, researcher, and activist with more than ten years experience working on issues of culture, religion, women's rights, and feminism in both the governmental and non-governmental sectors.A scholar-activist in the areas of religion and human rights and Islamic feminism and gender, Dr. Spahić-Šiljak is offering two special topics courses, RELGST 1620: Women in Religion—Islam and RELGST 1800: Marriage and Sexual Ethics in Islam.

She is currently affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies at the University of Sarajevo and is project coordinator for Researches in Gender and Education at the Transcultural and Psychosocial Foundation, where her team has published Gender Equality and Judicial Practice in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007), Women, Religion, and Politics: The Impact of Religious Interpretations of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on the Status of Women in Public Life and Politics (2007), and An In-depth Study on Domestic Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006). She joins the department for spring term 2009. Zilka Spahić-Šiljak has previously taught at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the University of Sarajevo, which partners with Arizona State University and the University of Oslo and collaborates with Bielefeld University (Germany), Kent University (UK), and Vienna University (Austria).

She is married and has a one doughter.

She was also solist of Gazi Husrev-bey's choir when she was younger.

Here you can listen how she sings nesheeds:

And you can see her also here:

What do you think sisters??

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal

Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in a Prophetic hadith. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said: "Whosoever fasted in Ramadan and then followed up with six fasting days of Shawwal, it is like fasting every day." (Muslim)The meaning is that the reward is like the reward of a person who is always in fast every day of his/her life.It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal, but it is not obligatory. Those who want to fast can fast after `Eid Al-Fitr any six days during Shawwal.It is not required to fast six days continuously without any interruption. One can fast according to convenience any time during the month.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Elci Ibrahim Pasha's Madrasah

The girls from Elci Ibrahim Pasha's Madrasah from Travnik

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The wedding day and make up in Malaysia!

I have just seen those pictures of wedding and engagement makeup in Malaysia!

What do you think about her dress and make??Do you like this or no??

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hanan Turk!

Hanan Turk

I love her so much!!!What do you think about her style????Do you like it??

By the way,my doughter's name is Hanan!!!