Taza Pir Mosque

Taza Pir Mosque (also Tazapir, Teze Pir, Teze-Pir, Tezepir) is a mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan. Its construction began in 1905 and finished by 1914. The idea for the mosque as well as its financing provided by an Azeri philanthropist, a female, Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyova (Ashurbeyli)


Construction of the mosque started in 1905 by architect Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov under the patronage of Nabat Khanum Ashurbeyova. After the death of the patron, the construction suspended. Soon, however, it resumed with the support of her son and 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. Its status as a mosque was restored in 1943. Akhund of the Tazapir mosque is Allahshukur Pashazadeh, the Grand Mufti of the Caucasus.

Interior 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 mihrab and dome of the mosque are made of marble. Decorative elements of the mosque, 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, is made from Qızılqaya (Gyzylgaya) stone.

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  1. Yunus says:

    historical mosque..

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