Note about music from the codex of Gazi Husrev - bey's library in the light of some characteristics of musical folklore in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The author publishes the translation of quotations from one codex in which, allegedly, Islam has negative attitude toward music and he gives doctrinal justification. Opposing this conception the author considers that Islam is gracious toward music if it does not provoke lust, passion and immorality. Folklore of Bosnian Moslems shows that music has attained a very high degree in Islamic civilization. The author pays attention in particular to "saz" music.