Waqf of Husein Kapetan Gradaščević

  • Nusret Kujraković, mr.ef.
Keywords: Husein-kapetan Gradaščević, vakuf, Gradačac, džamija Husejnija, Sahat-kula, vjerski objekti, vjersko obrazovanje


Waqf of Hussein Kapetan Gradaščević, founded by himself, originat- ed from the period between 1820-1831. This waqf possessed land property, buildings, and yearly rental fee (mukate). Through the history the number of waqf property varied. Waqf of Hussein Kapetan Gradaščević had centralized administration within the waqf of Osman–kapetan, Murat–kapetan and Hadji Bećir-bey Gradaščević.

At the beginning, the administer (muteveli) of these waqfs, by family inherited tradition, was chosen from the eldest male members of bey’s family and later on out of that family as well. Significant part of these waqf was taken away from the Islamic Community between the years 1878-1974, and the only small part of that waqf remains today. The income from the waqf of Hussein Kapetan Gradaščević was devoted to the salary of imamas and muezzins in Husejnija and Svirač mosques in Gradačac and Osman-bey mosque in Modriča, then to the salary for muderith of madrasa (high school) in Gradačac and Modriča, and also for maintenance of the mentioned mosques and madrasahs. The waqf of Hussein Kapetan Gradaščević by its property helped a lot or rather to say extraordinary contributed to urban development of the town of Gradačac and surrounding areas starting in the year 1820 and up to present days.

The most important waqf of Hussein Kapetan Gradaščević in the town of Gradačac is Huseijnija mosque (1826) and Clock Tower (1824), which were proclaimed as ‘’national monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina’’ in year 2004.

How to Cite
Kujraković, N. (2009). Waqf of Husein Kapetan Gradaščević. Anali Gazi Husrev-Begove Biblioteke, 16(29-30), 65-98. Retrieved from http://anali-ghb.com/index.php/aghb/article/view/194