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As salam alaykom wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

we are a small group of Shia from Romania. The majority of the Muslim population in Romania are the Sunnis, few wahhabis, some sufis and we, the Shia. We are not so many, as a matter of fact there are more Shia Arabs living in Romania, but only a few Romanian Shia Muslims. We succeded in creating a forum and a site for Romanian Shia Muslims, alhamdullilah, 3 months ago. We have some very devoted reverted sisters who are translating and helping us, may Allah reward them for all their sincere work. However we weren't able to get in contact with all Romanian Shia Muslims, we know there are more of them out there. We ask your permission to post here the link for our site, which is still to be updated, and to our forum. The name we chose was Poarta Cunoasterii, meaning The gate of knowledge.

here is our facebook page

Poarta Cunoasterii Islam

Of course, they are in Romanian language but we have an English section on the forum.

We are attacked quite often by the Wahhabis and even Sunnis, they got scared we became visbile and active in Romania and they are accusing us of doing Shia propaganda. They accuse us of the clasiical lies: we have another Quran, we consider imams higher than Prophets, we worship stones and pray to the graves etc. We are trying to answer to them, to translate more in more in Romania but we need more persons to get involved.

If there are any Romanian Shia Muslims on the forum, you are kindly invited to be active on our Romania forum, too. Also the Shias who can write in English are welcomed to our English Section. We are trying to unite the Romanian Shia Muslim, to know each other, organize themselves better, translate and publish form the wisdom of our Islam, Prophet sawas and Ahlul Baiyt as. You can suggest to us any means of approach or debate or fight back accusations.

We thank you all, may Allah help you on your way, ma salama!

[MOD NOTE: Links no longer work and were removed. The Islamic website was taken over by a Japanese debt consolidation company.]

Edited by Hameedeh
Mod Note.

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There are some native Muslims here, the Tatars, in Dobrogea area. They are Sunnis. I heard they were about 70000 in Romania, but during Ceausescu's time, were under communism and persecuted for their religion so few of them remained religious and kept Islamic practices. After the Romanian Revolution the Tatar community, especially the young people, started to be again interested in religion and Islam, some of them graduated specialized studies in Arabic countries, came back, made associations and spread Islam. The Arabs who came in Romania for studies or bussiness married here with Romanian women and many of them converted to Islam. Now there are families with children raised in Romania, Romanian citiezens, but Muslim. Surely, we are not so many, I really dont know the statistics nowadays, I heard that beside Tatars are about 5000 other Muslims, not sure of the information. I am an Iraqi married with a Romanian Muslim girl, but the girls translating and working on the site and forum are Romanians. That is all I know about Muslims in Romania, I will ask more info if you are interested.:)

I forgot to tell you that Tatars came in Romania in XIII century and stabilized here in XIV-XV . So they are quite old. It is true that nowadays most of them are assimilated to Romanian culture, they borrowed stuff from Christianity and keep some Tatar traditions. The young generation and Romanian converted Muslims are quite strong in their belief.

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(salam)

Welcome Shia.Romania. Thank you for letting us know about Romanian Shias. I never knew that we had any Shias in Romania.

I have many Romanians friends and colleagues and they are mostly Christians (Orthodox). I found them extremely tolerant of my Islamic faith.

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Congratulations brother! You have chosen a path which will lead you to eternal success, both in this world and hereafter, another good news: Current generation living in best times since human creation, i.e Prophet Adam(A.S) to see that divine perfection of Allah the shia 12th Imam(ATF) who will transform world with justice and corruption-free society. So, we don't wanna miss this boat, 'Ark of Noah'!

With this good news I want to welcome you on board!

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Wa alikum alsalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

Thank you brother for these links, it seems really a great site.

I already registered in the forum, although I don't speak Romanian.

I will send the link to my revert friend who is she from Romania,

also I will try to send it to my non-muslim romanian friends.

Keep on your hard work and may Allah help you to spread Shia Islam in that country.

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On 4/12/2011 at 6:46 AM, Zahra1 said:

Wa alikum alsalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu,

Thank you brother for these links, it seems really a great site.

I already registered in the forum, although I don't speak Romanian.

I will send the link to my revert friend who is she from Romania,

also I will try to send it to my non-muslim romanian friends.

Keep on your hard work and may Allah help you to spread Shia Islam in that country.

Thank you very much sister, you are very helpful, Sorry for replying so late, now I have seen your message. You can also post and recommend links and sites or videos in our English section. Many Romanians are reading in English. It is good to have acces at any valuable shia material. May Allah reward you all bihak Muhammad wa ali Muhammad!

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On 5/3/2017 at 8:27 AM, Andrei97 said:

I'm a Romanian convert to Islam,I want to join the Shia community in Romania.Can someone help me?

Sure ask anything and I will help.

I don't know why this comment has been ignored here?

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Salam,

I think this post should be closed considering the link which used to be a shia forum site, is now a site to sell the product for Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese ) women.

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1 hour ago, حسين said:

I think this post should be closed considering the link which used to be a shia forum site, is now a site to sell the product for Asian (Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese ) women.

Salam. The information in this topic is still relevant so the topic can remain. Thank you for alerting us that the links in the OP were corrupted. I removed those links. 

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On 10/26/2017 at 12:52 AM, Mark Enlightment said:

Sure ask anything and I will help.

I don't know why this comment has been ignored here?

Hi.Can you help me? Sorry,I have lost hope that somebody will answer my comment.

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