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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Kosovo. Having declared its independence in 2008, Kosovo is the newest independent state in the Balkans. The majority of Kosovan Muslims are Sunnis, most of whom belong to the Hanafi school. The main national Muslim organisation is the Islamic Community of Kosova which has been headed by Grand Mufti Naim Tërnava for the last six years. On-going religious education programmes and Qur'an courses are run at almost all Kosovo mosques. Officially, 'chaplaincy' is still unknown in Kosovo and no imams are appointed to serve in public institutions, whether in the armed forces, police, prisons or hospitals. The Kosovo Muslim community, regardless of ethnic background, has inherited a unique Islamic dress culture which was more visible prior to the war with Serbia. The public media in Kosovo devote little space to Islamic religious matters.

Keywords: chaplaincy; Islamic dress culture; Kosovo mosques; Kosovo Muslim community; Muslim organisation; religious education



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