Literary works of Mustafa Ejubović (Sheik Yuyo) and Ibrahim Opijač which are kept in the Archive of Hercegovina in Mostar

  • Hifzija Hasandedić, dr.


Mustafa Ejubovic - Sheik Yuyo (1651-1707) was one of the most remarkable intellectuals in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 17 th century. Being teacher by profes­sion, his main activity was the teaching at the Karadžoz-bey's Medressa in Mostar. He was also the Mufti of Mostar. He educated several generations of students. In ad­dition, he also wrote numerous works. According to the information available at the present time, he wrote 27 works some of which are preserved and others are known only by title. His interest included different branches of science such as: Islamic law stylistics and sintax of Arabic language, logic, dogmatics, preachament and lexicogra­phy. The transcripts of his works as well as some of his autographs are housed in a considerable number of our and forign libraries and other institutions. The collection of Oriental manuscripts in the Archive of Herzegovina contains 14 works (of different scope) the author of which is Sheik Yuyo. Some of these works are the only copies known till the present time.

Ibrahim-effendi Opijač is also a native of Mostar (1678-1726). He was a stu­dent of Sheik Yuyo after whose death he became lecturer, of the Karadžoz-bey's Medressa. He is the author of a number of works among which is the monograph about his professor Mustafa Ejubović. This work has been translated into Serbo Croatiang. The Archive of Herzegovina possesses 6 works of Opijač, two of which are the unique items. The author of the article also included all the notes written in the margin of the manuscripts. These notes are important for the study of the cultu­ral history of Muslims in Bosnia and Hercegovina. The notes can often be a use­ful guide to the circulation of the manuscripts because they contain the names of all the owners of the manuscripts.

How to Cite
Hasandedić, H. (1976). Literary works of Mustafa Ejubović (Sheik Yuyo) and Ibrahim Opijač which are kept in the Archive of Hercegovina in Mostar. Anali Gazi Husrev-Begove Biblioteke, 3(4), 57-68. Retrieved from