Taza Pir Mosque

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Taza Pir Mosque
Təzəpir məscidi
Azerbaijan Monument.jpg
Basic information
Location Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan
Geographic coordinates Coordinates: 40°22′19″N 49°49′53″E / 40.37194°N 49.83139°E / 40.37194; 49.83139
Affiliation Islam
Rite Shia
Region Absheron
District Shikhov
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque
Architectural description
Architect(s) Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic, Shirvan Style
Completed 1914
Specifications
Minaret(s) 2

Taza Pir Mosque (also Tazapir, Teze Pir, Teze-Pir, Tezepir) is a mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. Its construction began in 1905 and was finished by 1914. The idea for the mosque as well as its financing was provided by an Azeri philanthropist, a female, Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyov (Ashurbeyli)

History[edit]

Construction of the mosque was started in 1905 by architect Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov under the patronage of Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyova. After the death of the patron, the construction was suspended. Soon, however, it resumed with the support of her son and was completed in 1914.

Only 3 years after opening the mosque was closed in connection with the October Revolution in 1917.[1] Over the years the mosque functioned as a cinema and a barn, and since 1943 to present day - as a mosque. Akhund of the mosque is the Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazadeh.[2]

Architecture[edit]

Pictured on a 1997 stamp

Interior of the mosque has an area of 1400 square meters and decorated with ornaments of painting schools of Azerbaijan plus with samples from eastern ornaments. The height of the dome and a half meters. The mihrab and dome of the mosque made of marble, while decorative elements of the mosque, the tops of minarets and labels are made of gold.

The dome, on which 6 times written La ilaha ilallah from Muslim proclamation of faith or Shahada, made from Qızılqaya (Gyzylgaya) stone.

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