Hafizi-kutubi at the Gazi - Husreffbey's library
A contribution to the history of the library
At the Gazi - Husrev bey's Library, from the time when separated from the Kuršumli madrassa in 1864 untill well in the 1944, there served two librarians - hafizi kutubi, as they had been called officially till the year 1945.. Among them there were some very known persons, that played an important part in this or that respect in the life of the Moslims of Bosnia Hercegovina, particularly in Sarajevo. The firs hafizi kutub, appointed in 1864, was Hafiz Abdulah Ajni Hasagić, the distinguished caligrapher- hatat, who run a caligraphic school as well. Salih Sidki Hadžihuseinović- Muvekit was an astronomer and a historian. He left behind History of Bosnia (Tarihi Bosnia) and a work in astronomy. Hadži Mehmed Handžić was a professor, preacher and a distinguished Islamic writer. Although he died in the age of thirty eight, his bibliography of published works contains more than three hundreds of entries. His writings belong to the Islamic studies, history of Islam and Moslims. His contribution to the research studies of the literature of the Moslims of Bosnia Hercegovina in Oriental languages is great. At the Gazi- Husreffbey's Library he started with cataloguing of manuscripts in possession of the Library.