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Ebu Bekr Mosque, Shkoder
(3.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
The Ebu Beker Mosque is a mosque in Shkodër, in northwestern Albania. The mosque was historically important in the scholarly learning of the city and attracted notable Islamic scholars and theologians.
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  • Alas, Albania today for us is still terra incognita and country to visit that many still treated with caution. But in vain! But the good news is that no matter what, we are beginning to actively explore these once closed zones. Never mind that the testimonials from those who have visited Albania and their photo on these places sometimes contradict each other. This case only hold. We are talking about the unwitting mistake many tourists for the first time caught in Shkoder: confusion between very similar each other attractions, namely two similar mosques-the main mosque district-Sheikh mosque Zamila Abdullah Al-Zamilja and very similar to it, the same majestic Parrucës mosque. I also stayed for some time in the same ignorant status until it saw the second mosque. And here I have a question: Hu of Hu? Clarified quickly: "OK, Google, and all became on the places:-)). Internet knows all! One of the attractions of Shkoder appearing mandatory to visit virtually all tourist routes, both organized and individual, is the mosque of Sheikh Zamila Abdullah Al-Zamilja, located in the heart of the city. Certainly it deserves attention. But not far from it there is another, and the same beautiful-Parrucës mosque. To avoid confusion in their quest to explain his own experience: these mosques distinguish very easy even in appearance: Al-Zamilja dome of the minarets and the mosque's silver, Parruga they are black (see and compare my photos of these mosques and photos of other participants). Besides the buildings themselves and painting mosques too different: in the first case, the white, the second has showy yellow undertones with beautiful Arabic script on the walls. Consider this, when you walk around the beautiful and modern city Shkoderu, and subsequently publish their reviews, notes and photos about these places.
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  • When the muezzin to prayer calls in the evening and in the morning, it didn't bother us. On the contrary, he has sung beautifully.
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  • Today, Albania is a secular State in which there is no official religion. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, equality of religious communities and declares the neutrality of the State in all matters relating to faith and conscience. A bit of history. The Albanians, the descendants of the Illyrians, since the middle ages were in the sphere of European religious influences. With VI-VIII centuries among Albanians widely spread Christianity as Byzantine-Orthodox, and Roman Catholic. Islam began to spread among the Albanians, as well as among other peoples of the Balkans, conquered by the Turks, only from the late 16th and early 17th century. At the beginning of the 17 century on the territory of Albania began mass Islamization, which contributed to the fiscal policies of the Ottoman Empire. The Turks increased the annual tax for Christians, and the family who had converted to Islam, by contrast, were exempted from paying it. Increased taxation became an unbearable burden for Christian families, and this was the reason for the transition to Islam. And orthodoxy and Catholicism continued to secretly preached in Albania throughout the Turkish period. In the last century after the second world war in Albania began anti-religious persecutions. Especially they intensified in 60-70-ies during the reign of dictator Enver Hoxha. From 1967 onwards in accordance with the Decree of the Government of Albania was declared the only atheistic State in Europe. Was soon introduced the ban on religious holidays and events. Believers hit the terrible repression. For a simple reading prayers were supposed to imprisonment, for storage of icons and Church plate was punishable by imprisonment of up to 15 years, and for the secret baptism of children can be imprisoned up to cater to 25 years. In addition, one of the tasks of Enver Hoxha was the destruction of crosses with the Orthodox churches. After his death at the end of the 80 's began the process of democratization of the country. Currently in Albania are tolerant of different religions: about 50% of Albanians are Muslim, about 30% of the population are Orthodox Christians, about 10% of Catholics and the remaining 10% belong to other religions. In one Albanian family often adhered to Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim and even the ancient Illyrian customs. That is why we can say that unlike South Slavic peoples, Albanians differences on religious grounds. In Shkoder, in the North of the country, there are various mosques, there is an Orthodox Church and a Catholic Church. But here's the really great mosque mosque or mosque of Abu bekr, was built in the year 1995 in Ottoman style, with funds of Saudi Sheikh Abdullah Al Zamila. The central dome has a height of 24 meters, and two minarets on the 41-meter. The great mosque is located in the city centre next to the city's Boardwalk.
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