469th Generation of the Gazi Husrev-bey Medresah promoted in Sarajevo

April 27, 2019 2:15 PM

469th generation of the Gazi Husrev-bey medresah was promoted in Sarajevo on Saturday.

After a traditional walk through Ferhadija street, graduates of the Gazi Husrev-bey medressah announced the festive promotion of their generation.

Proud parents, relatives and numerous other guests, as well as random passersby’s, attended the defilement through Baščaršija.

This year in Sarajevo, 74 girls and 47 boys completed their school, and 58 of them achieved excellent success.

The Gazi Husrev Bey’s Madrasah was founded on January 8, 1537, and its founder is the wise and open-minded Gazi Husrev Bey, son of the Bosnian nobleman Ferhat Bey. The mother of Gazi Husrev Bey, Seldžuka, was the daughter of the Sultan Bayezid II. The madrasah was first called Seldžuklija, and later it became known among people as Kuršumlija.

Naturally talented, Gazi Husrev Bey educated himself in elite schools and made friends with princes. The acquired knowledge, proven courage, and noble heart enabled him to achieve a successful career as a bey, to acquire great fame as a ghazi, and to leave an indelible mark in the history as a waqf: he ruled Albania, Serbia, and Bosnia, he was a famous hero in Montenegro, Hungary and Croatia, as a waqf he built mosques and tekkes, bridges and inns, hammams, fountains, schools and libraries, and he left all his property in Bosnia, Slavonia, Dalmatia and Greece to the people. Thus, Gazi Husrev Bey greatly encouraged the development of religious, economic, and cultural life of this city, this country and these people.

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