Islam in Serbia
|Islam by country|
Islam spread to Serbia during the five centuries of Ottoman rule. The Muslims in Serbia are mostly ethnic Bosniaks, Albanians and minor but significant part of Roma people as well as members of the smaller ethnic groups Muslims by nationality and Gorani.
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 the Sandžak region, and in the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac in the Preševo Valley.
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- Bosniaks and Muslims by nationality, mostly living in the Sandžak region;
- Albanians, mostly living in the Preševo Valley region;
- Romani, including Serbian-speaking groups from southern Serbia as well as Albanian-speaking groups.
- Gorani, Slavic ethnic group.
Adherents of Islam in Serbia are organized into two separate bodies: the Islamic Community of Serbia subordinate to the Islamic Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Islamic Community in Serbia founded in 2007 which traces its origins to the Principality of Serbia. In 2012, the reis-ul-ulema Mustafa Cerić of Bosnia published a fatwa against Adem Zilkić, leader of the Islamic Community of Serbia, categorizing his actions as Masjid al-Dirar.
- Islamic Community in Raška region or Muftiship of Sandžak, with seat in Novi Pazar, administered by mufti Mevlud Dudić.
- 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.
Ottoman manuscript from Smederevo, 1526
- Pew Forum, 2011-01 report
- "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.
- "POSLE OSAM GODINA SUKOBA Zilkić pozvao Dudića da se ujedine u jednu Islamsku zajednicu" (in Serbian). Blic. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
- Islamic community of Serbia (IZS)
- Islamic community in Serbia (IZuS)
- Publishing house of ICinS
- Faculty of Islamic studies in Novi Pazar
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