Today's date:
Spring 1996

Islam: The Postman of Civilization

Haris Silajdzic was prime minister of Bosnia from 1992 through 1994. Silajdzic, whose father headed the largest Mosque in Bosnia and whose maternal grandfather was a religious judge, has a Koranic education and studied in Libya. His remarks here are adapted from a conversation with Flora Lewis, Paris-based contributing editor of NPQ's weekly column, Global Viewpoint.

Sarajevo - Islam today is not the Islam of 50 years ago. Each in its own way, Muslim societies as different as Bosnia, Iran, Egypt, Malaysia and Pakistan - all worlds in themselves - are trying to step into modernity.

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