CULTURE


Haji Giyaseddin Mosque

Baku, March 11, AZERTAC

One of the oldest mosques of Karabakh is situated in Garghabazar village of Fuzuli district. Popularly known as Shah Abbas Mosque among the people, this mosque was described in scientific literature as Haji Giyaseddin Mosque.

Because the door of the mosque bears an inscription as “This mosque was constructed by Haji Giyaseddin, the kind creature of Great Allah, in Hegira 1095”. This date corresponds to AD 1683-1684.

Haji Giyaseddin Mosque does not have a veranda. It was completely constructed of the local stone and consisted of one hall. The roof is in the arched ceiling form. Wooden materials were used nowhere except the entrance door. The mosque was built on the slab rock hill in the centre of the village.

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