|Birth:||20 May 1906|
Sevaster, Albania (then part of the Ottoman Empire)
|Death:||26 December 2015|
Detroit, Michigan, USA
|Age:||109 years, 220 days|
Arshi Bazaj (20 May 1906 – 26 December 2015) was Albanian-born American centenarian.
Arshi Bazaj was born to a Bektashi Muslim family in Sevaster, near Vlora in Albania (then part of the Ottoman Empire) on 20 May 1906. Later in 1940s he emigrated to Michigan, United States after escaping Communist persecution via Italy. He was the head of the Bektashi Sufi teqe established in Taylor, Michigan, USA, by the noted Bektashi figure Baba Rexheb Beqiri (1901-95). He was a life-long Bektashi. His diligent work for the Bektashi community began in Vlora and concluded near Detroit.