Mustafa Ceric

Mustafa Ceric


Mustafa Cerić was formerly grand mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Cerić became grand mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1999 and served two seven-year terms. Before that, he was an imam in Northbrook, Illinois, and Zagreb.

Cerić is a member of the Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Foundation of Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery, the Council of 100 Leaders of the World Economic Forum, the European Council for Fatwas and Research, World Conference of Religion & Peace, the executive committee of the European Council of Religious Leaders, the board of trustees of International Islamic University Islamabad, the Sharia'h Board of Bosnia Bank International, the Fiqh Academy in Mecca, Aal Albayt Foundation for Islamic Thought in Jordan, the World Council of Religions for Peace, International Commission for Peace Research, UNESCO, and the Executive Council of World Forum of Ulama.

Cerić was the co-recipient of the 2003 UNESCO Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize. In 2007, he received the Theodor-Heuss-Stiftung and was named the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists UK. In 2008, he received the Eugen Biser Foundation award and accepted the invitation of Tony Blair to be on the advisory council of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2014

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