Mr. Adnan Silajdzić has been a senior premier field engineer at Microsoft since 2007. He has previously worked as a systems engineer for various companies throughout California. Mr. Silajdzić served as the President of the Bosniaks Cultural Community of Southern California for three years, from 2010 to 2013. He served as a board member of the Clinic of Bosnians Diaspora from 2005 to 2010 and the Bosnian Club of Southern California from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Silajdzić received his BA of Science in Economics from the University of Sarajevo.

“My view about Hizmet is literally what that word means. In Bosnia, we also use hizmet. Hizmet is to help somebody, to be available for some greater good.”

“…. personally, I’m that type of the person that really, I don’t like to talk too much about somebody that I didn’t personally meet. But for this specific situation, I can tell you that knowing and meeting people, that they were influenced by a teaching of Mr. Fethullah Gülen, I felt I also met the person.”

“I know many different people talking many different things, but I can definitely tell you that’s a great scholar, he’s [Fethullah Gulen] a great Islamic leader, and the results of that is when I see somebody, when I look somebody’s behavior, I see the result of the teaching.”

“When I rethink about Hizmet and what they have accomplished today, worldwide, in my humble opinion, I believe they are providing something that’s extremely necessary at the current date. We see everywhere, especially here, in the West, in some areas–not all areas–we see a lot of immorality, a lot of selfishness. Even people are extremely skilled, extremely nice, but they use their own skills, and everything that they have– that God has gifted them–only for themselves, themselves and their closest family or relatives. But I see that the huge impact of Hizmet today is that they share their values and they try to spread it …”

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