Exhibition on life and work of Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cerić

On November 30, 2012, at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), an exhibition dedicated to life and work of former Head of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Diaspora (IZBiH) Dr. Mustafa Cerić was opened. The exhibited photographs were authored by Prof. Dr. Mehmet A. Akšamija, a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.

The exhibition was opened by Dr. Cerić, his wife Azra Cerić, Vice Rector of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu, and author of exhibited photographs Prof. Dr. Mehmet A. Akšamija, as well as initiator of the exhibition, Assist. Prof. Dr. Amila Smajović, from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of the International University of Sarajevo.

52 panels were exhibited and each of them have their own specific and thematic value, and bear witness to twenty years of life and work of Dr. Mustafa Cerić as reis-ul-ulema of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina IZBiH.

On behalf of the International University of Sarajevo (IUS), in the grand amphitheater of IUS, distinguished guests, students and professors were welcomed the Vice-Rector Prof. Dr. Ismail Kocayusufoglu who expressed his satisfaction that IUS was elected for exhibition of this great event.

Guests were addressed by the author of exhibited photographs, Prof. Dr. Mehmet A. Akšamija, who pointed out that this project was an attempt to consolidate all the information he could find about effendi Cerić. Information, which he explained, were placed in a certain order and systematized in certain areas, with the goal of showing what this Bosniak did in his twenty-years of work.

Former Reis ul-Ulema of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Diaspora, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Cerić gave a lecture to IUS students, where he spoke about the exhibition, the importance of life and education, and moral and ecological problems of today's society. Dr. Cerić told the students that the best time in their life is their studying period, and advised them to take advantage of this time and do useful things for their future.

The visitors will be able to see the exhibition on life and work of Prof. Dr Mustafa Cerić until December 7, 2012, in the main hall of the International University of Sarajevo.

Review of the exhibition, Academician Ferid Muhić, President of the Bosniak Academy of Sciences and Arts (BANU)

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