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The Institute supports researchers in their research projects about Bosniaks as well as Islam in BiH or in the region. In order to establish a network among students as well as scholars, the Institute is open to provide any kind of assistance in scientific research to local as well as international researchers. If you believe that the Institute, which is located at the new premises of Gazi Husrev-beg Library, can contribute to your research, you are free to contact us.


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The Institute offers the service to supply you with an overview of the available primary sources, secondary literature as well as literature review, if you do not have the opportunity to approach the Gazi Husrev-beg Library, the Archive of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Hercegovina, the State Archives, National and University Library, or other archieves and libraries in Bosnia and Hercegovina. We will try to find, scan, copy and send you the needed material for your research.


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Upon the request of a physical or legal entity the Institute will prepare or conduct a research project according to the needs of the customer.




Institute for Islamic Tradition of Bosniaks (IITB) offers lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosniaks (Bosnian Muslims) and Islam. Interested individuals, groups or organizations can request lectures from IITB List of Lectures or can request lectures on a specified topics. Lectures by experts are available for individuals and groups. IITB may upon request also provide city tours of important religious and historical locations. The duration of each lecture is 90 minutes long including Q&A session. The price of each service varies depending on the size of the group and number of lectures requested. See List of Lectures here.


IITB offers unique crash courses for individuals and groups. This two-day long course is a great introduction for individuals and groups who are interested in issues regarding Bosnia and Herzegovina and Islam.

The Bosnian Islam Crash Course is designed for individuals and groups who are interested in learning  about Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a short period of time. This is designed for diplomats, journalists and other professionals. The course consists of :

a) Introduction to Islam
b) Introduction to History of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bosniaks
c) Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina today
d) Elective: Faith-based organizations in B&H/ Radical Islam in B&H/ Muslims in Europe/ Peace and Reconciliation in B&H/Gender and Islam/ Bosnian Genocide 1992-95

This crash course aside from lectures also includes a tour of the city’s important historical, religious and political sites. The duration of each lecture is 90 minutes.