Azerbaijan approves action plan to combat religious extremism
The Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Security Service have signed an action plan to continue the struggle against religious extremism in 2018.
16:09 17 January
Azerbaijan revokes registration of 19 religious communities in 2017
There are 793 state registered religious communities (765 – Islamic, 28 – non-Islamic) in Azerbaijan, said Aliheydar Zulfugarov, department head at the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.
18:24 11 January
63 different radical books prevented from being imported to Azerbaijan
“Considering that certain radical propagating against our national identity are eager to import, publish and disseminate religious books in an attempt to influence the ongoing processes in the area of religious activity in the country, preventive measures are being taken to inhibit religious discrimination and confrontation and to prevent the import and publishing of religious books promoting animosity, hatred, extremism, and radicalism,” Ali Heydar Zulfugarov, head of the department on religious affairs under the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said at a consultation dedicated to the results of 2017, APA reported.
18:19 11 January
State Committee: Radical groups prevented from taking roots in Azerbaijan
This year serious steps have been taken in Azerbaijan to promote national-moral values, and significant work has been done within the “Year of Islamic Solidarity”, the chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, Mubariz Gurbanli, told APA.
13:48 27 December
Azerbaijani State Committee chairman stresses need for intra-Islamic dialogue
There is a need for dialogue, cooperation, in particular, for intra-Islamic dialogue in the world, said Mubariz Gurbanli, Chairman of the State Committee of Azerbaijan for Work with Religious Organizations.
12:00 27 December
State Committee comments on proposal of creating ‘military cemetery’
Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli said Thursday that the proposal of creating a “military cemetery” in the country may be discussed, APA reported.
14:19 21 December
Work underway to bring remaining Azerbaijani children home from Iraq – State Committee
Work is underway to bring the remaining Azerbaijani children home from Iraq as soon as possible, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the Religious Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Monday, APA reported.
11:48 18 December
Religious figures to receive salary in Azerbaijan
From February 2018 on, all official religious figures will receive salary in Azerbaijan through the Moral Values Promotion Fund, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, announced Monday, APA reported.
11:41 18 December
Leadership of New Azerbaijan Party pays respect to national leader Heydar Aliyev
The leadership of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) visited the Alley of Honor on Monday to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the passing of national leader Heydar Aliyev, APA reported.
11:33 11 December
State Committee: Work underway to get Azerbaijani citizens back from Iraq
The relevant authorities in Azerbaijan continue working to get Azerbaijani citizens back from Iraq, Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli said on Thursday, APA reported.
14:19 30 November
State Committee: Some forces in Azerbaijan seek to add political elements into Ashura commemorations
There are some forces in Azerbaijan who seek to bring political elements into Ashura commemorations in the country, said Gunduz Ismayilov, deputy chairman of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.
16:25 27 November
“Qarabağ” FK is a carrier of information missile of Azerbaijan
Worldwide football officials can never allow the success of “Qarabağ” football club of Azerbaijan in UEFA Champions League. Thus, for over 25 years, all international organizations, international community, and power centers strive for creating a wrong opinion on the international community, describing the occupation of Azerbaijani territories as a disputed territory with formulation of “conflict”. Injustice I faced during my activity within international organizations allows me to make such a conclusion. Therefore, I would like to briefly inform highly professional Qarabağ FK players, trainers, as well as readers about some issues I faced in international organizations.
16:04 24 November
Azerbaijan, Russia organize int’l conference on interfaith dialogue - UPDATED
An international conference on the theme “Russia-Azerbaijan: Interfaith Dialogue and Islamic Solidarity for Peace, Security and Cooperation” was held in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
16:00 23 November
Azerbaijan developing state program to repatriate its citizens in Iraq, Syria
A state program is being developed to repatriate Azerbaijani citizens in Iraq and Syria, Sayyad Salahli, first deputy chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, told APA.
12:08 15 November
Mubariz Gurbanli: Armenians continue to spread lies
Armenians continue to spread lies, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Thursday, APA reported.
12:39 26 October
Azerbaijan to prohibit installation of luxurious gravestones
The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan will make a special decision banning the installation of luxurious gravestones in the country’s cemeteries, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Thursday, APA reported.
12:25 26 October
Mubariz Gurbanli: Azerbaijan’s steps against religious extremists – signal to their financial backers
The operation carried out by the State Security Service of Azerbaijan against religious extremists should become a signal to circles that finance them, Mubariz Gurbanli, chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, said on Thursday, APA reported.
12:05 26 October
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