chapter  5
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Popular Sufism in Bulgaria and Macedonia – Demir Baba Akyazili, the Kizilbash saints of Deli Orman and the neo-Malamiyya of Muhammad Nur al-‘Arabi The movement of Badr al-Din of Samavna and the

The Eastern Balkans, especially Thrace, Bulgaria and Macedonia, formed an important region for the establishment of Sufi brotherhoods, including that of the Bektashiyya. In the past, their influence also extended into Kosovo.