Tomb of Haxhi Zeka (1902) (Peja)

Status

Type of Protection: Permanent protection Date of Protection: 02-496/76

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: Tetor 2012

History

At the Long Bazaar of Peja (Çarshia e Gjatë) in Peja, respectivly in the courtyard of the Bajrakli Mosque, there are 52 tombs, whereas one of the tomb belong to the Haxhi Zeka, a distinguished and famous patriot from Peja. Haxhi Zeka was born in 1832 and his family came from the village of Biber of Malësia (Highlands). His father Mehmet Abedini and his mother Zelfije Doçi came from Deçan. The real name of Haxhi Zeka is Zenel, but after his visits of the the holy places, people called him Mulla Haxhi Zeka. Haxhi Zeka attended his first lessons at the imam of the city, and after a half secondary school he was appointed teacher in Peja. His remains where buried at the courtyard of Bajrakli Mosque, in the Bazaar of Peja. Above his tomb there is an carved of tombstone and a plaque with the picture of Haxhi Zeka, and inscribed his name and surname. His tomb is a memorial monument protected by law since 1976. The monument (tomb), is in good condition and is visited by many local and international visitors.

References

Unique number: 001155

Name: Tomb of Haxhi Zeka (1902)

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Pejë

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Peja

City/Village: Peja

Locality: Long Qarshia - to the Bajrakli Mosch

Postal Code: 30000

Name of Street: Çarshija e gjatë

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Modern

Century: 20th

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