Jinn Mosque

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Jinn mosque
Azerbaijani: Cin məscidi
Cin məscidinin daxili (1).JPG
Interior of Jinn mosque
Religion
AffiliationIslam
Statusrestored
Location
LocationWP baku siegel.png Old City, Baku
CountryAzerbaijan Azerbaijan
Jinn Mosque is located in Azerbaijan
Jinn Mosque
Location within Azerbaijan
Geographic coordinates40°21′58″N 49°50′00″E / 40.366228°N 49.833469°E / 40.366228; 49.833469
Architecture
StyleIslamic architecture, Shirvan-Absheron architectural school
CompletedXIV century

Jinn mosque (Azerbaijani: Cin məscidi) is a historical mosque of the XIV century. It is a part of Old City as well as Palace of the Shirvanshahs and located on Gala turn, in the city of Baku, in Azerbaijan. The building was also registered as a national architectural monument by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated August 2, 2001, No. 132.[1]

History[edit]

The mosque is located in the lower part of the Eastern Gate. There is no inscription on the facade of the mosque. It is believed that it was built in the XIV century and named after Jinn, a surah in Koran.[2] It was used as a neighborhood mosque.[3]

Architectural features[edit]

The mosque is in rectangular shape in the plan. It forms single-cell worshipping hall covered with pointed stone dome.[2] The five-tiered corbelled mihrab carved into muqarnas is framed with a rectangle on the southern wall of the interior and forms certain motifs of architectural school of Shirvan-Absheron as a whole. Small niches were placed at the edges.[3]

The main facade of the mosque is asymmetrical and its rigid, voluminous composition is emphasized with classic styled portal-entrance. The portal of the mosque is classical-type.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikası ərazisində dövlət mühafizəsinə götürülmüş daşınmaz tarix və mədəniyyət abidələrinin əhəmiyyət dərəcələrinə görə bölgüsünün təsdiq edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikasi Nazirlər Kabinetinin qərarı". e-qanun.az. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Cin məscidi" (in Azerbaijani). icherisheher.az. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "CİN MƏSCİDİ" (in Azerbaijani). icherisheher.gov.az. Retrieved 3 April 2018.