Islam in Serbia
|Islam by country|
According to 2011 census, there were 228,658 Muslims in Serbia (3.1% of total population, excluding Kosovo). Largest concentration of Muslims in Serbia could be found in the municipalities of Novi Pazar, Tutin and Sjenica in Sandžak area, and in the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac in the Preševo Valley.
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Muslims of Serbia are of various ethnic backgrounds:
- Bosniaks and Muslims by nationality, mostly living in the Sandžak region, are South Slavs who converted to Islam during Ottoman rule.
- Albanians, a major part of the pre-Ottoman Catholic and Orthodox Christian inhabitants of what is now Albania and part of Kosovo were converted into Islam in the 17th and 18th century.
- Serbian-speaking Roma from Kosovo.
- Gorani from southern Kosovo, were Christians who converted in the 18th and 19th century.
Adherents of Islam in Serbia are organized into two separate bodies, one subordinate to the Islamic Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the other, founded in 2007, traces its origins to the Principality of Serbia. In 2012, the reis-ul-ulema Mustafa Cerić of Bosnia published a fatwa against Adem Zilkić, categorizing his actions as Masjid al-Dirar.
- Islamic Community in Sandžak or Muftiship of Sandžak, with seat in Novi Pazar, administered by mufti Muamer Zukorlić.
- Islamic Community in Vojvodina or Muftiship of Novi Sad, with seat in Novi Sad, administered by mufti Fadil Murati.
- Islamic Community in Preševo Valley or Muftiship of Preševo, with seat in Preševo.
- Islamic Community in Central Serbia or Muftiship of Belgrade, with seat in Belgrade.
- "Zilkić ponovo izabran" (in Serbian). Radio Television of Serbia. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- "Reakcije na fetvu protiv reisa IZ Srbije" (in Bosnian). Al Jazeera Balkans. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
- Islamic community of Serbia
- Islamic community in Serbia
- Islamic community of Vojvodina
- Publishing house of ICinS
- Faculty of Islamic studies
- Muslims of Serbia
- Mosque in Subotica
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