Heydar Mosque

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The opening ceremony of Heydar Mosque has been held on December 26, 2014. The mosque covers a total area of 12,000 square meters and internal area of the building covers a total area of 4,200 square meters. The façade of the building decorated with special stones based on the Shirvan - Absheron architectural style. It has four 95m-height minarets. It has 55m-height main and 35m-height second domes. Verses from Koran were written on the sides of domes.[1]

The Caucasian Muslim Office appointed Imam Hafiz Abbasov and Akhund Rufet Garayev for the Sunni and Shia sects, respectively.[2]

Mubariz Gurbanli, the Chairman to the State Committee on Religious Associations of the Republic of Azerbaijan said that Heydar Mosque is a separate complex. This building is attached to the Executive Power of Baku City and managed on the basis of relevant Regulations.


The order to build the Heydar Mosque was given by Ilham Aliyev in mid-2012.Construction work began in September 2012 and was completed at the end of 2014.

The official opening ceremony of the mosque took place on December 26, 2014, in which Ilham Aliyev, his spouse Mehriban Aliyeva, the Chairman of the Coordinating Council of the Muftis of the North Caucasus and the mufti of Karachay-Cherkessia Ismail Berdyev, the Head of the Baku and Azerbaijan Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church - Father Alexander took part , Chairman of the Baku Religious Community of Mountain Jews Melih Evdaev, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Office of Muslims of the Caucasus in the Russian Federation Shafik Pshikhachev and chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade.[3]


  1. ^ Ilham Aliyev attended the opening of Heydar Mosque in Baku
  2. ^ Imam and akhund appointed at Heydar Mosque
  3. ^ "Azərbaycan Prezidentinin Rəsmi internet səhifəsi - XƏBƏRLƏR » Tədbirlər". president.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2018-11-10.

See also[edit]

Architecture in Azerbaijan

[[List of mosques in Azerbaijan|Mosques in Azerbaijan]]

Juma mosque