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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Bulgaria. Bulgaria is a parliamentary republic with no state religion, although the Constitution designates Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the 'traditional' religion. The Bulgarian Muslim community, called officially the Muslim Confession has well developed structures. There are 1,217 mosques, where Friday prayers are conducted, as well as 240 masjids, and some 50 tekes and turbes, most of which date back to Ottoman times. Muslims regularly celebrate their religious festivals. The Muftiate publishes a monthly bilingual journal Myusyulmani (Muslims) in Bulgarian and Turkish. There are no separate Muslim television or radio channels. Since 1989, Bulgaria has made significant progress in the areas of interethnic and interreligious relations. The week of the Prophet's birthday is celebrated annually with both religious sermons and various musical performances. There is an annual Islamic Education Week in the last week of Ramadan.

Keywords: Bulgarian Muslim community; Islamic education; mosques; Muslim television; religious festivals



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