OF THE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY IN BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
The office of the Mufti is the principal religious organ on the territory of the Mufti jurisdiction.
The seat of the Mufti and the territory of the Mufti jurisdiction are defined by the Council of the Islamic Community.
The Mufti is appointed, transferred and dismissed by the Council of the Islamic Community upon the proposal of the Raisu-1-ulama.
The person appointed as the Mufti must be an Alim (a Senior Muslim Scholar) who is known for his Islamic scholarship and who has a reputation for his proper Islamic conduct among members of the Islamic Community, and who has pursued higher Islamic education and has gained more then five years of work experience in the Islamic Community.
The Mufti represents the Islamic Community in religious matters on the territory of his jurisdiction, and:
- interprets Islamic teaching and issues the fatwas;
- supervises the work of the Imams, the Khatibs, the Muallims and the Mudarrises;
- ensures that the religious rights of Muslims are being protected;
- ensures the provision of conditions for the performance of Islamic obligations;
- assures the execution of decisions and directives of the higher organs of the Islamic Community;
- proposes appointments, dismissals and transfers of the Grand Imams.
The Council of the Islamic Community confirms, every four years, the reappointment of the Mufti, on the recommendation of the Raisu-l-ulama.
The Mufti has an office.
The Mufti conducts the Mufti Council that is made up of all the Grand Imams and the principles of Madrasas (Islamic Formal High Schools) on the territory of the Mufti jurisdiction.
The Mufti takes an oath before the Raisu-l-ulama and is responsible to the Raisu-l-ulama for his work.