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Bektashism or in Turkish language: Bektaşilik and in Albanian language: Tarikati Bektashi, is one of the largest Sufism Dervish Tarika. In the Balkans and East Thrace the European part of Turkey, there are followers in Albania and Kosovo, in North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Bulgaria.[1]

History[change | change source]

Bektashism dates back to the 13th century. The founder was Haji Bektash Veli. It is very close to Alevism.

Membership[change | change source]

Every Person can be a Member of this Tarika.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Bektashis: A Sufi community that still stands for tolerance despit". 11 June 2018.
  2. "His Geneology and Spiritual Lineages | the Bektashi Order of Dervishes". Archived from the original on 2011-08-18.