The recognition of Islam in Croatia. The 100th anniversary celebrated with One new stamp

May 8th, 2016

Croatia marks the 100th anniversary of the country's recognition of Islam as an equal to other religions. The law which recognised Islam as religion on an equal footing with other religions was brought in Croatian Parliament on 27 April 1916. To commemorate this event Croatian Post has released a special stamp depicting one of the greatest Islamic symbols in this country. invites our readers to appreciate the original design of this special occasion stamp.

Islamic Community in Croatia is a community of different national and other groups who gather in the Community exclusively to practice religion. Islamic Community is a constitutionally organised community led by the mufti who is also the president of the Meshihat – the supreme executive body.

The openness of Croatian society on one side and the willingness of Muslims on the other to integrate in Croatian society is a unique example of the development of multicultural atmosphere and true coexistence.

This postage stamp with the motif of Zagreb Mosque as the symbol of community and cultural and religious diversity of Croatian capital city but also of the society as a whole, contributes to the promotion of the Republic of Croatia and its true values. The philatelic item is also a strong confirmation of the integration of Islam and Muslims and of the multicultural diversity of Croatian society.

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