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Islam in Serbia

Bajrakli Mosque in Belgrade

The Muslims in Serbia are mostly ethnic Bosniaks, Albanians and minor but significant part of Roma people as well as members of the smaller ethnic groups Muslims by nationality and Gorani.


  • Demographics 1
    • Ethnic groups 1.1
  • Organization 2
  • Gallery 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


According to 2011 census, there were 228,658 Muslims in Serbia (3.1% of total population, excluding Kosovo). Largest concentration of Muslims in Serbia could be found in the municipalities of Novi Pazar, Tutin and Sjenica in the Sandžak region, and in the municipalities of Preševo and Bujanovac in the Preševo Valley.

Muslims in Serbia (excluding Kosovo)
census 1921[1] census 1991 census 2002 census 2011
Number % Number % Number % Number %
Muslims 97,672 2.23 224,120 2.89 239,658 3.2 228,828 3.1

Ethnic groups


Adherents of Islam in Serbia are organized into two separate bodies, one subordinate to the Islamic Community of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the other, founded in 2007, traces its origins to the Principality of Serbia.[2] In 2012, the reis-ul-ulema Mustafa Cerić of Bosnia published a fatwa against Adem Zilkić, categorizing his actions as Masjid al-Dirar.[3]

The Islamic Community of Serbia (Islamska zajednica Srbije), with seat in Belgrade, is administered by reis-ul-ulema Adem Zilkić. It is divided into:

    • Mešihat of Serbia, with seat in Belgrade
    • Mešihat of Raška, with seat in Novi Pazar
    • Mešihat of Preševo, with seat in Preševo

The Islamic Community in Serbia (Islamska zajednica u Srbiji), with seat in Novi Pazar, is administered by mufti Muamer ef. Zukorlić, which include:



  1. ^
  2. ^ "Zilkić ponovo izabran" (in Serbian).  
  3. ^ "Reakcije na fetvu protiv reisa IZ Srbije" (in Bosnian).  

External links

  • Islamic community of Serbia (IZS)
  • Islamic community in Serbia (IZuS)
  • Publishing house of ICinS
  • Faculty of Islamic studies in Novi Pazar
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