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Bektashi Order

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PRINCESS MARIA AMOR MEETS H.H. BABA MONDI, WORLD LEADER OF BEKTASHI ORDER

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Sufi Initiations - Naqshbandi, Chishti, Jerrahi, and Bektashi - Rahal Eks

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Alevi Bektashi muslims performing Dhikr

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What is in the Koran? Bektashi Dervish

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Kemal Gurses - Bektasi Nefesleri - Hymns From Bektashi Order (excerpt)

Bektashi Order or Shī‘ah Imāmī Alevī-Bektāshī Ṭarīqah is a Sufi dervish order (tariqat) named after the 13th century Alevi Wali (saint) Haji Bektash Veli from Khorasan, but founded by Balım Sultan. The order, whose headquarters is in Tirana, Albania, is mainly found throughout Anatolia and the Balkans, and was particularly strong in Albania, Bulgaria, and among Ottoman era Greek Muslims from the regions of Epirus, Crete and Macedonia. However, the Bektashi order does not seem to have attracted quite as many adherents from among Bosnian Muslims, who tended to favor more mainstream Sunni orders such as the Naqshbandiyya and Qadiriyya. The order represents the official ideology of Bektashism.
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