Advantour Turkmenistan Scheduled Tour 2015

Hotels Tours Visa Flights
Home > Silk Road > Central Asia > Turkmenistan About Us - Advantour Staff - Worldwide Partners - Contacts

Turkmenistan - Religion

Religion in TurkmenistanAs well as in other countries of the Central Asia the most wide spread religions of Turkmenistan were Zoroastrism, Buddhism, Christianity. Since the 7th-8th century Arabian conquest Islam has been the dominating religion.

Today the overwhelming majority of believers in Turkmenistan are Moslems-Sunnites of Khanifit branch. A small part of local population represented by the natives of Iran is Moslems-Shiites. A big role in Turkmen society has been played by Sufism - a mystical branch of Muslim dogma which is distinguished by the combination of metaphysics and ascetical practice, the doctrine about gradual approach to the knowledge of the God through mystical love. Sufism greatly influenced literature, national arts and even political life of indigenes.

In the 20th century a big population community of European origin was formed. They are orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics and Lutherans. The state hosts orthodox Christian and Catholic church es along with a number of other religious faiths.

silk road - central asia - uzbekistan - kyrgyzstan - kazakhstan - tajikistan - turkmenistan
Caucasus - azerbaijan - georgia - armenia
china - russia
Copyright © 2001-2015 Advantour. All rights reserved, Privacy Policy
Advantour Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 71 1503020

All Contacts
Turkmenistan Tour: The most remarkable places of Turkmenistan