Mamayi Mosque

Mamayi Mosque (Azerbaijani: Mamay məscidi; sometimes called Mamay Mosque) is an Azerbaijani mosque located in Shusha, Azerbaijan about 350 kilometres (220 mi) from the capital Baku. The mosque is located on G. Asgarov street of Mamayi neighborhood of Shusha.[1][2] Mamayi neighbourhood is the 4th of 8 upper and earlier neighbourhoods of Shusha. In total, there are 17 neighbourhoods. Mamayi Mosque was one of the 17th mosques functioning in Shusha by the end of the 19th century.[3][4][5] A few years before occupation of Shusha, Mamayi Mosque along with Ashaghi Govhar Agha, Yukhari Govhar Agha and Saatli mosques were renovated.[6] The mosque was completely destroyed after occupation of Shusha in May 1992.[7][8] It was under the control of the Armenian forces since the capture of Shusha on 8 May 1992.[9] It returned to Azerbaijani control in 2020 following a three-day-long battle over Shusha. In January 2021, the Azerbaijani officials claimed that the mosque and a nearby fountain was vandalised by the Armenians forces during city's occupation.[10][better source needed]

Mamayi Mosque
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Branch/traditionShia Islam
LocationShusha, Azerbaijan
StyleIslamic architecture
Date established19th century

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  1. ^ "Şuşanın tarixi". Retrieved 11 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Ministry of Tourism - Mamay mosque". Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  3. ^ "SHUSHA. Geography". Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  4. ^ "ŞUŞA HƏSRƏTİ". Archived from the original on 12 May 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Город муз и ремесел". Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  6. ^ "TARİXİ MƏDƏNİYYƏT ABİDƏLƏRİ". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  7. ^ War Against Azerbaijan - Targeting Cultural Heritage. 2007. ISBN 978-9952-8091-4-5. Archived from the original on September 9, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Средневековые памятники Карабаха". Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  9. ^ "Shusha State Historical & Architectural Reserve". Archived from the original on 4 October 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Mosque and fountain in Mamay district of Shusha were vandalized by Armenians - PHOTO". (in Azerbaijani). 25 January 2021. Archived from the original on 27 January 2021. Retrieved 27 January 2021.

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