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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It presents essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and organizations. According to the last official census in Bosnia and Herzegovina, conducted in 1991, 1,902,956 of the 4,377,033 inhabitants of the country declared themselves as 'Muslims' by nationality. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a secular state with no state religion. The main Muslim organisation in Bosnia and Herzogivina is the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (ICBH) is recognised by the state as the institution that has traditionally represented Islam in BH. There are approximately 1,700 mosques and masjids in BH, all run by the ICBH. The Islamic Community has three major institutions of higher learning. Halal slaughter is permitted and many Muslims slaughter animals privately following halal practice.

Keywords: Bosnia; Halal slaughter; Herzegovina; ICBH; Islamic studies; mosques



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