AIT students visit Heydar Mosque
Studens of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology (AIT) visited Heydar Mosque built in memory of national leader Heydar Aliyev.
Students were informed about the construction and activity of the mosque. Being the greatest mosque in the South Caucasus, Heydar Mosque was constructed at the discretion of President Ilham Aliyev. It was put into use on December 26, 2014. The territory of the mosque is 12,000 square meters. It has 4 minarets and all the necessary conditions for worshippers.
Students were further informed about Wahdat Prayers performed in the mosque. It was stressed that the worship has already become a tradition. All Muslims, regardless of their religious denominations come together and pray. This is a message of solidarity and peace across the world where religious intolerance, racial discrimination, and Islamophobia exist. This message serves to the further development of Azerbaijan around the world as the center of tolerance and multiculturalism. During the visit, Rza Rzayev, Deputy Akhund of Heydar Mosque; Jafar Jafarov, Assistant to Akhund and imams Hafiz Abbasov and Rufat Garayev discussed various topics and responded to the questions from students.
AIT organizes consistent events for the development of students’ intellectual level, spiritual world, patriotic feelings, social responsibility habits as well as the improvement of their self-expression skills. To this end, the Institute arranged visits to the village mosque in Jojug Marjanli similar to Govhar Aga Mosque in Shusha, the synagogue of Jews of Europe and Georgia, the Albanian Church in the Nij village of Gabala, Damirchi village mosque and Shamakhi Juma Mosque in the frame of Shamakhi Winter School, Sakina Khanim Mosque, Juma Mosque, Ardabil and Haji Jafar Mosques in Quba district.