Taza Pir Mosque, Baku

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Taza Pir Mosque 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 HistoryConstruction 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. 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.ArchitectureInterior 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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  • This is a old mosque here.There are gold decorations. If you have time and like mosques you can come here.Dress code applies and separation of Men and Women also.  more »
  • This mosque, located close to the Center, recently renovated and very beautiful inside and out. Use gold tones in the Interior is attached to this luxurious construction. Use ornaments oriental architecture on the walls and in the ceiling, its giant Dome, beautiful rugs, interesting lodge Akhund is a truly allows the mosque to be on par with the best religious buildings in Europe. Currently, the area around the mosque are maintained by large development work. I hope that after these works construction of the Mosque would be better visible from the city centre.
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  • Old mosque, nice islamic place
  • Very hard to find parking space
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