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Tombs of Bektashi, Tirana

Series D of R Tirana (German Service) Autumn 2008, photos by Astrit Ibro.
Before WWII there where three major religions in Albania. Those where the Muslims with some 70 %, Orthodox Christians with some 20 % and Catholics with about 10 %. After the communist era, in 1990 freedom of religion was reestablished. With support from outside many religious buildings were restored or newly erected. A speciality are the Bektashi, a tolerant ordial of Derwisch with their worldcenter in Tirana. They are a minority between Muslim Sunnits.

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