Holy month of Ramadan begins
The CMO, together with the ANAS Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, has compiled a special Ramadan booklet that includes the dates of the first day of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, salah times, as well as daily prayers specific of this month.
00:00 27 May
Azerbaijani religious community chairman dismissed for having illegal gathering - EXCLUSIVE
Ruslan Mammadov, chairman of the “II Arabjabirli rural mosque” religious community in Azerbaijan’s Goychay district, has been dismissed for using a calendar other than the one compiled by the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) and having an illegal gathering in a hidden place of worship he had built the Duruja village of Gabala, APA has learned.
13:36 25 May
Allahshukur Pashazade calls on religious people to steer clear of religious discrimination during sermons
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade has called on religious people to steer clear of religious discrimination during sermons and not to mention denomination names (chiefly Sunni and Shia) during Ramadan.
13:10 24 May
CMO chairman urges believers not to comment on events taking place in other countries
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade has urged akhunds, imams and other religious figures in Azerbaijan not to comment on events happening in other countries.
12:51 24 May
CMO chairman: Imams and akhunds who take part in gatherings before Iftar during Ramadan will be fired
Imams and akhunds who take part in gatherings before Iftar during Ramadan will be fired, Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Allahshukur Pashazade said on Wednesday.
12:29 24 May
CMO warns religious people about use of Ramadan calendars
It’s inadmissible of clerics and believers to use provocative and divisive calendars that belong to other denominations and are likely to provoke denominational and time disputes, the Gazi Council of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) said in a fatwa on the coming of Ramadan, APA reported.
12:11 24 May
Ramadan to start on May 27 - FATWA
The Gazi Council of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) has issued a fatwa on the holy month of Ramadan.
11:46 24 May
CMO chairman: Clashes taking place in Muslim countries ‘result of Western policy’
Clashes taking place in some Muslim countries are the result of Western policy, Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Allahshukur Pashazade said Saturday at the 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, APA reported.
12:00 06 May
CMO: Ramadan to start on Mary 27
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 27, the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) announced on May 4.
16:55 04 May
CMO chairman meets with Georgian parliamentary chairman
19:50 21 April
Allahshukur Pashazade meets with Georgian PM
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade met with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi on Friday.
19:03 21 April
Allahshukur Pashazade visits Georgia
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade visited Georgia on Friday.
13:02 21 April
Allahshukur Pashazade to visit Georgia
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade will pay a visit to Georgia on April 21.
13:00 19 April
Russian Orthodox Church comments on CMO’s Khojaly appeal
The Russian Orthodox Church has commented on the appeal on the Khojaly Genocide sent by Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Allahshukur Pashazadeh and leaders of religious confessions in Azerbaijan to world religious leaders, parliaments, international organizations, and the European Court of Human Rights.
15:28 18 April
Special commission members visit Haji Javad mosque
The special commission members have visited the Haji Javad mosque in Baku’s Yasamal district to investigate the situation surrounding the decision to demolish the mosque and had a talk with religious residents, Chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli told APA on Monday.
15:55 17 April
Sheikhulislam: Some, under guise of religion, are trying to create tension around Haji Javad Mosque
According to him, those who are trying to create tension have nothing to do with either the mosque or the block. “The president expressed his position on this issue, and believers support this step of the head of state. Ilham Aliyev who brought up in the family of Heydar Aliyev and Zarifa khanum, is carrying out and will further carry out very significant work on preserving our religious monuments and national moral values. The president has always fulfilled his promises given to believers”, said the CMO chairman.
18:58 15 April
Demolition of Haji Javad Mosque in Baku’s Sovetsky temporarily halted
The demolition of Haji Javad Mosque in Baku’s Sovetsky locality has been temporarily halted, the head of the Yasamal district executive authority, Ibrahim Mehdiyev, told reporters on Wednesday, APA reported.
16:50 12 April
CMO chairman comments on demolition of mosque in Baku’s Sovetsky
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade has commented on the demolition of a mosque in Baku's Sovetsky locality.
12:45 12 April
Allahshukur Pashazade to discuss excavations at Shusha mosque with Karekin II
Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade has said that he will discuss with Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill II and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II the ongoing excavations by Armenians in and around the Govhar Agha Mosque in the occupied Azerbaijani city of Shusha.
12:22 12 April
Baku hosts int’l conference on Islamic solidarity
An international conference, entitled “Islamic solidarity: the harmony of religious and cultural diversity”, kicked off in Baku April 12.
10:40 12 April