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THE SARAJEVO BASCARSI MOSQUE RESTORED BY OUR DIRECTORATE GENERAL WAS OPENED TO WORSHIP

7/27/2020

The Bascarsi (Hoca Durak) Mosque dated to 1528, located in Bascarsi, the Sarajevo’s commercial and touristic center was opened to worship with the participation of Sarejevo Islamic Community Assembly Representatives, community members, shopkeepers and members of mosque board at the evening prayer on Thursday 16th of July  after three year of restoration period done with the cooperation of our Directorate General and Islamic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo Waqf Directorate and got his congregation with the first Friday prayer performed on July 17th.

The planned official opening ceremony of the mosque with the participations of both countries will be held in the coming months due to Pandemic.

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"As for the issues related to the foundations, it is known that foundations constitute an important asset of our country. I hope that all members of Council of Ministers together with the Ministry Of Religious Affairs and even the Supreme Assembly examine this issue with great care and that this great institution is protected from devastation and made useful for our country in order to ensure that our country can benefit from this asset as necessary."

Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK

1 March 1922, TBMM

" Being a founder, establishing a foundation is a matter of civilization. All our worry and our remedy are on these matters. "

Burhan ERSOY

General Director of Foundations

"Waqfs are the emergence of the divine order “you should compete for favor and taqwa”

Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN

TR PRESIDENT

"The understanding of the foundation in our civilization is the formation of the spiritual consciousness that it brings to us."

MEHMET NURİ ERSOY
Minister Of Culture and Tourism