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Pir Hasan sanctuary Baku

Pir Hasan Sanctuary is located in the Mardakan village, near the center of Baku. The area is known for locating the graves of a number of highly esteemed historic figures like Pir Hasan, Khadija Khanum, the daughter of the seventh Shiite Imam Museyi Kazym, Akhund Hajji Mirza Abu Turab Akhundzadeh, a famous cleric and author of a number of works on philosophy and history of religion, as well as Hajji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, a recognized public figure and benefactor, and his daughter Sarah Taghiyeva.

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An outstanding figure of theology and the author of many books on the philosophy and history of religion, as well as one of the most progressive and enlightened people of his time, Akhund Gadzhi Mirza Abu Turab Akhundzade was buried here.

According to the will of the famous philanthropist Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev, he was buried at the foot of the grave of Mirza Abu Turab Akhundzadzade

Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku
Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku
Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku
Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku
Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku
Pir Hasan Sanctuary Baku

In 2000, on the initiative of the vice-president of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, deputy of the Milli Majlis Ilham Aliyev, restoration work was carried out in the Pir Hasan sanctuary and surrounding areas.

In 2005, substantial repair and restoration works were carried out by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation at the Pir Hassan temple related to the 16th century in Mardakan settlement of Baku within the project “Azerbaijan: the Address of Tolerance”.

Source: Heydar Aliyev Foundation

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