Azerbaijanis perceived the words from the Koran at the Juma mosque in Aghdam as a prophecy

Azerbaijanis perceived the words from the Koran at the Juma mosque in Aghdam as a prophecy

Yesterday, speaking in front of the Agdam mosque, which survived two Karabakh wars and became a symbol of the city liberated from occupation, the President of Azerbaijan called the destroyed Aghdam "a witness to Armenian vandalism", promising to revive the city and make it even more beautiful. "We will restore the remaining historical monuments in our cities and once again demonstrate our strength," Ilham Aliyev said.

There is a lot of work to be done - Agdam is actually a ghost town. A ray of hope for the revival of both the city itself and the wounded souls of its inhabitants were the words from the Koran at the entrance to the miraculously survived Juma Mosque:

إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُّبِينًا (Truly, we have given you a clear victory) فَوَرَبِّكَ لَنَسْأَلَنَّهُمْ أَجْمَعِيْنَ (By the Lord, we will certainly pay them all) عَمَّا كَانُينُ (for what they have done)

The liberators perceived these words as a prophecy about the victory of Azerbaijan and as a harbinger of the fact that the vandals will certainly be punished. But here, of course, the question is not about the victory of Muslims over Christians. All Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam and their offshoots) have a common basis, recognizing one God, the creator of heaven and earth, of everything visible and invisible. Followers of the Abrahamic beliefs are convinced that the Almighty hears prayers and reacts to the actions of his creatures; descriptions of similar places, events and characters are found in documents of all three religions; everywhere there is a struggle between good and evil. The main opponent of the heavenly forces, representing the highest personification of evil and pushing a person onto the path of spiritual destruction, in all three religions is Satan. In his poem "Satan" written in 1918, the Azerbaijani poet and playwright Huseyn Javid calls him the cause of all betrayals, and the traitors are his followers.

If we consider the Karabakh conflict from the point of view of Abrahamic religions, it turns out that its instigators were people possessed by the devil, betraying the good-neighborly relations that existed between Armenians and Azerbaijanis for centuries, seizing neighboring houses, lands, destroying temples.

The latter is especially surprising, because any temple, be it a church, a mosque or a synagogue, is God's home for believers. They all involve similar norms of behavior. This is how the temples were treated in Karabakh. However, the instigators of the conflict not only betrayed their neighbors and friends, but do not stop doing so now, using various platforms to disclose often false information. Indeed, the control of conscience ceases as soon as the domination of pride begins, which in every possible way begins to oust from the soul of a person all sound standards of truth.

But in the struggle between good and evil, good must prevail, and those who were possessed by the devil will certainly have to answer for what they did.

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