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The Haji Javad Mosque in Baku covers an area of 1200 square meters. The area of the prayer hall alone is about 400 square meters. The height of the dome of the mosque, built with great taste in the national architectural style, is 18 meters, and the height of the minaret is 33.7 meters. In the interior design of the mosque, special decorative elements were used; texts of verses from the Koran are placed along the edges of the dome.
The walls and columns of the mosque, on which are written suras from the holy Quran, are decorated with religious symbols using unique samples of the Azerbaijani calligraphic school and oriental ornaments.
The first floor of the mosque, in which more than 500 people can worship, is provided for men, and the second floor – for women. The floor is covered with a new Namazghah carpet, woven specifically for the Haji Javad Mosque. Inside the mosque, ventilation systems based on modern technologies are installed.
Recall that in April 2017, President Ilham Aliyev stopped the demolition of the Haji Javad mosque in the territory called Sovetskaya in the Yasamal district, instructed to create an appropriate commission for a comprehensive and objective study of the issue. In accordance with the conclusion of the commission, President Ilham Aliyev, taking into account the views of the local community, decided to build a new mosque and only then consider the demolition of the Haji Javad Mosque. After that, according to the instructions of the head of state, a place, and funds were allocated for the construction of a more spacious, beautiful, and modern mosque in Abbas Mirza Sharifzade Street, construction work began.
On the territory of the mosque, premises were also built for the imam, classes, libraries, bathing in front of the prayer for men and women, utility buildings. A drinking water tank and a separate boiler room were built for the mosque. A separate parking lot has also been created here.
Stone gravestones reflecting the history of the Haji Javad Mosque will be delivered to the new address in the near future. Thus, this mosque, which is the embodiment of President Ilham Aliyev’s great concern for religious freedom and national and spiritual values, embodying the rich traditions of our national architecture, has become a wonderful gift for Azerbaijani believers.