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Bajrakli Mosque in Belgrade

The Muslims in Serbia are mostly ethnic Bosniaks and Albanians, but also members of the smaller ethnic groups like Muslims by nationality, Ashkali, Egyptians, Gorani, Roma, and Turks.



Islam arrived with the Turks to the Balkans.

  • The Gorani in southern Kosovo were previously Serbian Orthodox Christian and were converted in the 18th century
  • Albanians, a major part of the pre-Ottoman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Albanians were converted into Islam and in the 17th and 18th century many of the northern Albanians began populating Kosovo.
  • Bosniaks and "Muslims" (by nationality), converted from Bogumil Pagan Religion in the early years of the Ottomans.
  • Albanian speaking Roma of Kosovo are Muslims, some Serbian speaking Roma are also Muslims (often tracing their previous settlement to Macedonia or Bosnia).

Islamic communities

Islamic believers in Serbia are organized into two communities:

  • "Islamic community of Serbia" (Islamska zajednica Srbije), with seat in Belgrade, administered by self-called reis-ul-ulema (Grand Mufti) Adem Zilkić.
  • "Islamic community in Serbia" (Islamska zajednica u Srbiji), with seat in Novi Pazar, administered by mufti Muamer ef. Zukorlić, which include:
    • Islamic community in Sandžak (Islamska zajednica Sandžaka), with seat in Novi Pazar, administered by mufti Muamer Zukorlić.
    • Islamic community in Vojvodina (Islamska zajednica Vojvodine), with seat in Novi Sad, administered by mufti Fadil Murati.
    • Islamic community in Preševo Valley (Islamska zajednica Preševske Doline), with seat in Preševo.
    • Islamic community in Central Serbia (Islamska zajednica Centralne Srbije), with seat in Belgrade.

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