Protocols drawn up in relation two persons for execution of illegal religious rituals in Baku
On October 7, employees of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, the State Security Service and local executive authorities raided the offices of two religious communities (“Binagadi” and “Irfan” religious communities) based in Baku in order to verify information on violations of the rules on religious organizations.
16:43 18 October
Knowledge Fund: Some families in Azerbaijan follow sectarian rules
Unfortunately, in Azerbaijan there are families that follow sectarian rules, said Haji Abdulla, head of the sector on internal projects at the Knowledge Fund under the President of Azerbaijan.
13:54 13 October
Some websites propagate religious discrimination in Azerbaijan: State Committee
Monitoring regularly conducted in Azerbaijan’s print and electronic media revealed that some websites contain information that propagates religious discrimination and strife in the country, Gunduz Ismayilov, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA.
11:45 13 October
Representatives of Azerbaijan’s religious communities visit NATO Headquarters
Representatives of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations and religious communities in Azerbaijan have paid a visit to the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The visit has taken place as a result of a joint project between the European Union and the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, the Committee’s press service told APA.
18:25 29 September
Azerbaijan against KRG referendum: CMO chairman
Azerbaijan, as a country suffering terrorism, is resolutely against the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRC) referendum on independence, said Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade.
14:18 25 September
Ilham Aliyev: Terror attacks committed under guise of Islam are biggest injustice towards Muslims
Today, Muslims across the world face serious problems such as sectarian discrimination, extremism, religious radicalism and terrorism, said a message from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to the participants of the conference “Turkish-Azerbaijani friendship as an example of Islamic solidarity” which is being held in Istanbul.
12:49 25 September
Ashura commemorations in Azerbaijan will be held in line with fatwa – committee chairman
The tenth day of Muharram – Ashura that marks the death of Imam Hussain will be commemorated in Azerbaijan in line with the fatwa issued by the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA on Friday.
12:25 22 September
Believers propose abolishing post of akhunds in Azerbaijani mosques
A group of believers have proposed the abolishment of the post of akhunds in Azerbaijani mosques, but maintenance of imam institution.
15:47 14 September
Mubariz Gurbanli, Allahshukur Pashazade differ on use of loudspeakers at mosques
Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli has voiced his disapproval of use of excessively loud speakers at mosques.
15:18 14 September
State Committee: Religious education in Azerbaijan’s secondary schools out of question
Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations opposes religious education in the country’s secondary schools, the committee deputy chairman, Gunduz Ismayilov, told APA commenting on various proposals concerning the teaching of religion in schools as a separate subject.
18:01 22 August
“Threats of religious radicalism in Azerbaijan have almost been eliminated”
Compared to previous years, the threats of religious radicalism in Azerbaijan have almost been eliminated, the deputy chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Gunduz Ismayilov, said on Thursday, APA reported.
11:51 17 August
Azerbaijan sets rules for foreign donors giving grants to public legal entities
The Cabinet of Ministers has amended the rules for foreign donors obtaining the right to give grants in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan, APA reported.
12:20 22 July
Prayer of unity performed in Baku over anniversary of Turkey coup attempt
On July 15, a prayer of unity was performed in Baku’s Heydar Mosque in connection with last year’s July 15 coup attempt in Turkey which resulted in failure.
13:12 15 July
Heydar Mosque holds event to commemorate victims of July 15 coup attempt in Turkey
An event is being held at Heydar Mosque in Baku to commemorate the victims of the failed July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
12:38 15 July
Committee chairman: Leading religious rituals without CMO permission ‘illegal’
Leading religious rituals without the permission of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) is illegal and the person will be held accountable, the chairman of Azerbaijan’s State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, said on Wednesday, APA reported.
13:05 21 June
Azerbaijani State Committee comments on Georgia’s disapproval of filming conducted in St. George’s Church in Gakh
The chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, has commented on the Georgian side’s disapproval of ARB TV channel filming the St. George’s Church in the Ingiloy village of Azerbaijan’s Gakh district, APA reported.
12:01 21 June
Committee chairman: 96% of Azerbaijani population are Muslim
“Muslims make up 96% of Azerbaijan’s population. The country has 2,200 mosques, 7 synagogues, 14 churches of both catholic and orthodox faiths. Every year Azerbaijan allocates financial assistance to various religious communities from its state budget. It’s all indicative of sustainable development,” Azerbaijan’s Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli told a plenary meeting held on the sidelines of the 14th Baku International Conference of Ombudspersons, APA reported.
13:15 16 June
Ministry: Burial site of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex undergoing erosion
The burial site of the Guba Genocide Memorial Complex is undergoing erosion, Aziz Garalov, head of a geological planning expedition of the National Geological Exploration Service of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, told APA.
14:12 08 June
Azerbaijani PA head signs order on Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
In recent days, due to natural processes, human bones remaining in the open air on the graveyard of the Guba Genocide Memorial Complex began to decompose, soil erosion and landslides on the territory became intensified.
15:35 06 June
Newly allocated site for construction of Haji Javad mosque inspected
Azerbaijan’s First Deputy Prime Minister Yagub Eyyubov, Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade and Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli on Thursday inspected the newly allocated site for the construction of Haji Javad Mosque located in 79 Abdulla Shaig Street, Yasamal district, Baku, the CMO told APA.
16:17 01 June