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Founded in the 13th century in Turkey, by Hajji Bektash, and grew to considerable size and influence in the Ottoman Empire; it has tended to evolved into more of a distinct Islamic sect, along with the Alevis, rather than a traditional Sufi order.
  • The Bektashi Order of Dervishes

    An Irish poet's appreciation of the order; includes historical notes about their origins, their role as Janissaries in the Ottoman Empire, abolition and exile to Albania.

  • The Bektashi Order of Sufis

    Includes articles on their spirituality, important personages, and their culture and history, particularly in the Balkans. Also includes links.

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