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Haji Alakbar Mosque

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Affiliation  Shia Islam
Opened  1890
Number of minarets  2
Completed  1890
Architectural style  Islamic architecture
Location  Fizuli, Azerbaijan, currently under control of Armenian forces
Architect  Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi

Haji Alakbar Mosque (Azerbaijani: Hacı Ələkbər məscidi) is an Azerbaijani mosque located in Fizuli, Karabakh region of Azerbaijan southwest of capital Baku but is currently under control of Armenian forces since the occupation of Fizuli in 1993. The mosque is also spelt as Haji Alekber Mosque. The region of Fizuli came into existence as administrative unit in 1827. The Haji Alakbar mosque was constructed in 1890 by renowned architect of the time Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi who also built Yukhari Govhar Agha Mosque and Ashaghi Govhar Agha Mosque in Shusha, Agdam Mosque in Agdam, mosques in Horadiz and Qocahmadli villages, Tatar mosque in Odessa, Ukraine and Qababaghlilar Mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. This monument of Islamic architecture is among 300 religious monuments of Karabakh and is famous for its structure along with Qiyas ad Din Mosque, also located in Fizuli. The current condition of the mosque is unknown due to ongoing occupation of Fizuli by Armenian armed forces. It is suspected that the mosques were destroyed by Armenians after 1993.

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Haji Alakbar Mosque Wikipedia


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