​Dervish Hatixhe- The power of an abused woman

Posted February 8, 2018 4:15 am by Editor

​Dervish Hatixhe- The power of an abused woman

People
often don’t know that the majority of the Albanian population are Muslims
(almost 70 per cent) who coexist peacefully with the Catholics (20 per cent)
and the Orthodox (ten per cent). In Islam, which spread to this country in the
Ottoman era, visits to the tombs (türbe) of the saints (in Arabic walī),
who possess supernatural powers (baraka) by virtue of their closeness to
God, are one of the main expressions of popular piety. In Albania, the
religious figure of the walī is
almost always assimilated into the category of the njeriu i mirë,
literally “good person” in Albanian.
Widespread in post-Ottoman Albania too, these visits gradually began

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