religion in Caucasus

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

  The Second Summit of World Religious Leaders, which will bring together political, public, scientific and religious figures of various countries and representatives of international organizations, has opened in Baku today. …

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Yazidi temple opens in Armenia 

World’s largest Yazidi temple named Quba Mere Diwane was opened in Armenia yesterday. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and other officials participated in the opening ceremony. …

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Eid Al Adha prayer performed at Azerbaijani mosques

Muslims performed the Eid Al Adha prayer at all the mosques in Azerbaijan this morning. Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as an act of obedience to Allah’s command. …

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Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …

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New mosque built in Gekhi-Chu  

In the village of Gekhi-Chu in the Urus-Martan district of Chechnya, a mosque with a capacity of 50 people was opened today. The opening ceremony was attended by the district  Qadi Alu Amerkhanov. “Heads of rural settlements …

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Georgia celebrating St. George's Day - Giorgoba

Today Georgia is celebrating one of the most important religious holidays in the country - the St. George's Day or Giorgoba. Festive services, dedicated to this day, are held in all the acting churches of Georgia. Especially this …

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Erdogan named world's most influential Muslim

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ranked first place in the 2019 edition of the World's 500 Most Influential Muslims. Prepared annually by the Jordan-based Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre, the book notes …

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Orthodox church opens in Chechnya

The inauguration of the church in honor of Holy Great Martyr Barbara was held on Saturday in the village of Shelkovskaya in Chechnya. The opening ceremony was attended by Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation …

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Muslims all over the world observe Laylat al-Qadr

Laylat al-Qadr — the 27th night of Ramazan — was observed all over the world Monday night. Laylat al-Qadr, also known as Shab-e-Qadr, Night of Decree, Night of Measures, is in Islamic belief the night when the first verses …

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