Marneuli. Nizami Mammadzade – APA. A new mosque has opened in Georgia’s Marneuli district, which is densely populated by Azerbaijanis.
Prior to the opening, delegations from Iraq and Iran had a meet with Marneuli district executive head Merab Topchishvili, Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Affairs Zaza Vashakmadze, Sheikh Haji Ramin Igidov of the Georgian Muslims Office, APA’s Georgia bureau reported, APA’s correspondent reported.
Iraqi cleric Ayatollah Sayyid Javad al-Shahristani presented a Quran book to Topchishvili as a gift, and the Marneuli district executive head presented to the guest the book titled “The Knight in the Panther's Skin” by Shota Rustaveli.
The Marneuli mosque, built with support from Ayatollah Sayyid Javad al-Shahristani, was then inaugurated. The ceremony was attended by Georgian, Iraqi and Iranian clerics, Iranian ambassador to Georgia Abbas Talebifar, Azerbaijan embassy official Dursun Hasanov, and clerics from Kvemo Kartli region. The guests prayed in the mosque.
At the end of the event, a repast was given.
The same day, a new modern clinic, built—also with support from Ayatollah Sayyid Javad al-Shahristani—next to the mosque, was inaugurated.