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The Mosque is a longer meditation on a measurement of Islam strange to so much Western readers. The mosque, Rusmir Mahmutïcehajiïc argues, isn't really an analogue of the Christian church, now not least simply because in Islam there is not any priesthood and no institutionalized hierarchy. relatively, each Muslim is his or her personal priest, andmost spiritual responsibilities are played in the house. The functionality of the mosque is hence dispersed all through society and, certainly, in the course of the wildlife besides. The Arabic note from which English mosque derives potential actually position of prostration-the position one plays the day-by-day ritual prayer of submission to God, for you to turn into a visitor on the desk God has despatched all the way down to happen himself. That desk is usually the world's mosque, the realm as mosque. one of many tragic sufferers of the Bosnian genocide are its mosques; greater than 1000 have been destroyed. part of the basic textile of Bosnian lifestyles used to be replaced. With this publication, Rusmir Mahmutïcehajiïc seeks to rebuild the spirit and majesty of every mosque that was once destroyed, the non secular grace it lent the Bosnian landscape.Beautifully composed, elegantly written and built, this can be a fundamental textual content of Islamic spirituality, by way of probably the most major Muslim ecu voices of our age . . . . A ebook to be lower back to back and again.-Adam B. Seligman, Boston UniversityThis paintings by way of one of many best highbrow figures of Bosnia is likely one of the most interesting written within the English language at the non secular value of the mosque. It speaks the language of common spirituality and is ready to open a door for Western readers to the connection among the mosque, as understood outwardly, and the internal mosque, that's the center. The ebook additionally displays in such a lot dependent language the truth of a land the place mosques, church buildings, and synagogues have stood aspect by means of part over the centuries, every one bearing witness in its personal method to the Presence of the One.-Seyyed Hossein Nasr, George Washington University

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