Mehmed Handžić

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Mehmed Handžić
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Mehmed Handžić
Born (1906-12-16)16 December 1906
Sarajevo, Condominium of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria-Hungary
Died 26 July 1944(1944-07-26) (aged 37)
Sarajevo, Independent State of Croatia
Cause of death
result of a hernia operation
Nationality Bosniak
Occupation professor of Higher Islamic Shari'a — Theological School
Known for one of the authors of Resolution of Sarajevo Muslims'

Mehmed Handžić (16 December 1906 – 26 July 1944) was one of the authors of Resolution of Sarajevo Muslims' and chairman of the Committee of National Salvation. He was a leader of Bosnian revivalists who graduated at Al-Azhar University in 1931 and became professor at Gazi Husrev-beg madrasa in Sarajevo and from 1939 professor of Higher Islamic Shari'a — Theological School.[1] At the beginning of the Second World War he transformed from religious leader (who promoted his position that religion and nationalism were incompatible) to one who stated that NDH offered the best protection for Islam religion.[2]



  1. ^ Xavier Bougarel (2008), "Farewell to the Ottoman Legacy? Islamic Reformism and Revivalism in Inter-war Bosnia-Herzegovina", in Nathalie Clayer; Eric Germain, Islam in inter-war Europe, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 323, ISBN 978-0-231-70100-6, OCLC 226360267, "Their leading figure was Mehmed Handzic (1906—44), a young 'alim (scholar) who, after studying at the Islamic University of al-Azhar in Cairo (1926-31), became a professor at the Gazi Husrev-beg madrasa in Sarajevo..." 
  2. ^ Greble, Emily (23 February 2011). Sarajevo 1941–1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler's Europe. Cornell University Press. p. 78. ISBN 0-8014-6121-9. 

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