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Nakhchivan city-Capital of Islamic culture in 2018


Date: 14-12-2017, 14:30. Author: Admin
Nakhchivan city-Capital of Islamic culture in 2018
Azerbaijan, one of the important cultural centers in the Near East, is rich with historical-cultural monuments of ancient and middle ages, including the various architectural samples. Development of ancient architecture reached its highest level during the Middle Ages. Starting from the middle of the VII century, adopting Islam, in Azerbaijan all reconstruction works, including architectural monuments began to reflect Islamic patterns side by side preserving local Turkish traditions.
There appeared Azerbaijani craftsmen who preserved the ancient architectural traditions and developed them creatively, had masterly enriched these traditions with the specific elements of Islam, made their synthesis, and as a result, the monuments of Azerbaijan architecture had become the component of Islamic culture as well. Taking into account the above mentioned, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan declared 2017 year “The Islamic Solidarity Year”. On the Decree dated January 10, 2017 he noted that “Azerbaijan has been one of the centers of Islamic civilization throughout the centuries. Azerbaijan had played a very significant role for the spread of Islam and the establishment of a Muslim renaissance as well. All of these had made a grounding to form material and non-material heritage from the very beginning of Islam”.
As all parts of Azerbaijan, in Nakhchivan, one of the cultural centers of Azerbaijan, the monuments of this heritage have reached up today survived or half destroyed, during last century, in Soviet times when atheism was promoted, there was a careless attitude towards Islamic heritage and some of them were deliberately destroyed. But after Azerbaijan’s independence, adaptation of Law “On freedom of religion”, the measures implemented by the national leader Heydar Aliyev, the attitude towards our ancient cultural heritage has changed. So, the historical-cultural monuments, including architectural examples, all monuments belonging to Islamic culture are surrounded by governmental care. As a result of it, a large part of these monuments have been restored and returned our people, have been widely promoted both in the country and international scale.
Nakhchivan city-Capital of Islamic culture in 2018

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