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Ali Fehmi Džabič
Born 1853
Died 1918
Nationality Bosniak
Occupation Mufti

Ali Fehmi Džabič (Mostar 1853 - Istanbul 1918) was a Bosniak Mufti of Herzegovina (later Mufti of Mostar) after the 1884 movement for Bosnian Muslim autonomy.

When the Austrians tried to control religious organizations of Muslims in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Bosniaks began a movement for religious autonomy Džabič was the main figure to spur the movement, and spoke clearly to the congress of Muslim Sarajevo in 1893, which however was in the minority.

In 1899 the movement entered a phase of radical allies the Serbs, who also demanded the autonomy of the Orthodox religion. The Austrians were pursued Džabič and was dismissed as mufti in 1900, the movement spread to Bosnia. Finally, the Austrians asked to negotiate but no agreement was reached. In 1902 Džabič traveled to Istanbul and tried to return when he was forbidden entry. He remained until he died in Istanbul. In 1908 he opposed the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.



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