HISTORIC RECONSTRUCTION OF THE NEZIRAGA MOSQUE COMPLEX IN MOSTAR, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
By Amir Pašić,
Foreword by Halit Eren,
İstanbul 2006 (in English with summary in Bosnian),
The historical Neziraga Mosque in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was reconstructed and inaugurated within the framework of IRCICA’s “Mostar 2004” program (1994-2004). The reconstruction was realized thanks to a generous donation by H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed al-Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Emir of Sharjah. The mosque, which was built in 1550, was deliberately demolished in 1950. Together with the school, the ablution place, the courtyard and the cemetery, the whole mosque complex was reconstructed during August 1988-August 1999. Its reopening on 10 September 1999 represented the completion of the third phase of IRCICA’s “Mostar 2004” program. This book deals with the subject under the following headings: Importance of the reconstruction of the complex, donor H.H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohamed al-Qassimi, Mostar in the time of the mosque construction, historic reconstruction process, archeological excavation, design, comparison: the site before and after the reconstruction, opening ceremony, project data, summary in Bosnian, bibliography.