Telelka Mosque

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Telelka Mosque
Native name
Albanian: Xhamia e Telelkave
Rain in Berat.jpg
The Ibrahim pasha mosque on the left
LocationBerat

The Telelka Mosque (Albanian: Xhamia e Telelkave) or Ibrahim Pasha Mosque is a historic Ottoman mosque in Berat, Albania. It is a national Cultural Monument of Albania.

During the communist dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, the minaret of the Ibrahim Pasha mosque got destroyed and the building turned into a wood factory.[1] It is located exactly between the Lead Mosque and the King Mosque.

The mosque is still used as a wood workshop. The person who used it was rented out of the muftiate which belongs to the Muslim Community of Albania (KMSH).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mikel Kiel's book for Ottoman architecture in Albania, when talking about Berat, mentioning a mosque named Ibrahim Pasha.
  2. ^ "Religious buildings with the "Culture Monument" status". Republic of Albania National Committee for Cult. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved October 28, 2010.