Haji Alakbar Mosque

Haji Alakbar Mosque (Azerbaijani: Hacı Ələkbər məscidi) was an Azerbaijani mosque located in Fizuli, Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, southwest of capital Baku. It was under control of Armenian forces since the occupation of Fizuli in 1993,[1][2] but it was retaken by Azerbaijani forces during 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict.[3] 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 the 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.[4] 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.[5] For a long time, the condition of the mosque was unknown, but after the captured of the city by Azerbaijani forces in 2020, per Azerbaijan, it was found to be destroyed.[6]

Haji Alakbar Mosque
AffiliationShia Islam
LocationFizuli, Azerbaijan
Architect(s)Karbalayi Safikhan Karabakhi
StyleIslamic architecture

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  1. ^ "XIX əsrdə memarlığın inkişafı". Archived from the original on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Tarixi türbənin harayı". 15 January 2010. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2O7rNXg7gE
  4. ^ "XVIII-XIX ƏSRLƏRDƏ QARABAĞDA MEMARLIQ". Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Elmi-təcrübi konfrans". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Haji Alakbar Mosque". Retrieved 8 April 2021.

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