H.E. Sheikh Professor Dr Mustafa Ceric

Grand Mufti Emeritus of Bosnia

Mustafa Ceric is a guiding light for Islam in Europe and a leading Islamic authority there. He became Grand Mufti of Bosnia in 1993 and formally retired from the office in 2013. Ceric is outspoken on interfaith initiatives in the Muslim world and is considered one of the most influential Muslim leaders of current times.

Advocate of Cross-Cultural Engagement

In 2006, Ceric issued the ‘Declaration of European Muslims’ to the European Union stating that European Muslims are dedicated to the common values of law, tolerance, democracy and human rights, the value of life, faith, freedom, property, and dignity. In 2008, Ceric led the Muslim delegation of the ‘A Common Word’ initiative to the Vatican, which included a meeting with the Pope. He is widely sought-after in interfaith matters. In May 2009, Ceric disregarded warnings of possible violent protest by visiting Serbia, and gave a sermon in the town of Tutin about peace.

Peace Activist

Ceric joined the International Religious Advisory Council of the TB Faith Foundation in 2008, committing himself to its mission of promoting respect and religious pluralism through discussions on social injustice. He is President of the World Bosniak Congress, which hopes to connect Bosniaks at home and abroad.

Birth: 1 January 1952 (Age: 62)

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Influence: Grand Mufti of 1.6 million Bosnian Muslims

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