Cities of Faith
Cities of Faith | Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina
Season 1, Episode 17 • 23m
Sarajevo is a city located in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has a rich Islamic history. The area was originally settled by the Illyrians in ancient times, but it was during the Ottoman Empire that Sarajevo became an important center of Islamic culture and learning.
During the Ottoman period, which lasted from the 15th century until the late 19th century, Sarajevo was a hub for Islamic education and scholarship. Many important Islamic thinkers, such as Gazi Husrev-beg and Mulla Sadra, lived and worked in Sarajevo, and the city became known for its beautiful mosques, madrasas, and other Islamic architectural landmarks.
Today, Sarajevo remains an important center of Islamic culture in Europe. The city's historic mosques, such as the Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and the Emperor's Mosque, continue to draw visitors from around the world, and the local Muslim community remains an important part of the city's cultural identity.
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