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Qendra Botërore Bektashiane

Qendra Botërore Bektashiane is the World Headquarters of the Bektashi Community in Tirana, an Islamic Sufi order (tariqat) founded in the 13th century by the Islamic saint Haji Bektash Veli. A historic building, in a scenic location, the headquarters of the order since 1925. The order flourished in Tirane until the Second World War, then after the communists took power in 1945, several babas and dervishes were executed in an attempt to constrict the Bektashi influence in the area. In 1967 all tekkes were shut down, and Enver Hoxha banned all religious practice. The ban was rescinded in 1990, and the Bektashism reestablished itself, and reopened their historic headquarters in the main tekke of Tirana.

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