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.

“Hizmet, I believe, in my personal, humble opinion, is doing what, in current days, needs to be done. We need to represent our true Islamic values to others. So they need to understand little bit better than just what a couple bad people are promoting, or what some propaganda, or media with certain agenda are trying to push. So in my personal opinion, that’s something that Hizmet is doing a great job in, and I will personally support, in that area, Hizmet Movement as well.”

“Another school that I visited, actually, it was a university, Burch University in Sarajevo. Since I’m from Sarajevo, I had opportunity to go and visit Burch University. And even, when I introduced myself to the dean of that university and I mentioned that this is a Turkish university, the first thing that he said to me was, “it’s not Turkish or Hizmet, this is your university.” And I believe that’s a very, very important message that we need to send. The schools that Hizmet is opening are not Turkish schools or Hizmet schools, those are institutions that are opened to serve that society in that particular area and that should be the school of that area.”

“I didn’t find any other niyet or intention of Hizmet Movement, or people that are part of Hizmet, besides pleasing God, and pleasing, helping humanity. So that’s an extremely important message that needs to be sent to all other people. I don’t see any political agenda, I don’t see anything besides helping others, and reaching others, and promoting interfaith dialog, promoting Islam on a way how it should be promoted.”

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