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The Takvim

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     The Takvim is the almanac and official calendar of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and consists of a series of texts and a calendar with all the official holidays, important religious dates, as well as exact times of the daily prayers. The Takvim is issued once a year, and is published by the Riyasat of the Islamic Community.

Our history
     In late 1933, the Supreme Office of the Islamic Community in Belgrade decided to issue a calendar- taqwim for the hijri year 1352-1353 i.e. for the year 1934. Until 1942, the Takvim was published by the Islamic Community Supreme Office. These issues were published in three alphabets - the Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic text- in one issue.
     From 1943 to 1948, the Takvim was published by the Hajji Ahmed Kujundžić Bookstore. In 1949 and 1950, it was published as an addendum to the official Gazette of the Islamic Community, and constituted a calendar with Ramadhan prayer and meal times for several years.
     From 1951, the Supreme Islamic Office for the former Yugoslavia conceded the publication of the Takvim to the newly-established Ilmija (Religious Servants) Association. It is, in fact, from this time that texts and articles were published in the Takvim alongside the actual calendar, which made the Takvim a unique annual review.  
      As of 1997, the Takvim has been published solely by the Riyasat of the Islamic Community, based in Sarajevo. Every issue of the Takvim has contained a calendar, either as part of the magazine or as a special supplement.