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6th International Congress of WIAMH

Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 13-15, 1999.

MOSQUE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE PEOPLE’S PSYCHE

Izet TERZIĆ

Medžlis of Islamic Community in Mostar, 88000 Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

This paper discusses the role of mosque as the central religious institution in which the community of believers gathers. The role of the mosque is multiple, and the author focuses on its influence on the psyche of people who come into it and participate in various activities of it. Among other, the author also gives overview of the education in mekteb and upbringing of children with a target placed on human behaviour. The role of Friday prayer and ability of the priest, as well as burial prayer, during which all prayers of the religious community specifically face the reality of the death of their close relatives and other persons in their lives. All religious customs are collectively practised in the mosque and its completion the author clearly expresses the strength of the religion and strengthening of the spirit of people who belong to the community of believers.

Key words: Mosque – Education in Mekteb – Friday Prayer – Burial Prayer – Psyche – Islam

Reference:

  1. Zuhajli V (1989) Fikh. Damask.
  2. Terzić I. (1999) Kur’an in Bosnia and Herzegovina since the arrival of it until today. Doctor Thesis, Zejtuna University of Tunis.
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