September 14, 2006

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva visited the Mohsun Salim Mosque in Bina settlement

President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP, Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva visited on September 14 Azizbeyov district.

Mrs Aliyeva started her familiarization with works done in the district on initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation with the supplementary building newly constructed for Mohsun Selim Mosque in Bina settlement.


No repair has been made for long in this sanctuary built early last century due to funds of the local field owner, the building was under bad conditions. Gunfire made by Armenians in 1918 punctured the cupola of the mosque that caused the cracks.


Mrs Mehriban Aliyeva studied the state in place after appeal of residents, initiated the rehabilitation works at the mosque. President Ilham Aliyev also visited the mosque this June 15, highly valued the works done here. The mosque was included in the list of historical monuments protected by the state. Religious figures, thanking the same day to President Ilham Aliyev and Mehriban Aliyeva for rehabilitation works, requested for construction of the supplementary buildings at the yard of the mosque. In short time an extra building with 100-seat hall, ablution rooms, consulting room for religious figures, permanent water and kitchen was built, equipped with carpets and all appliances and commissioned.


Seeing the rooms Mrs Aliyeva expressed satisfaction of quality of works done, asked the believers gathered there for any other desire.


The elderly of the settlement said every condition has been created at the mosque for them, thanked the President of Azerbaijan and his spouse for attention shown to the religion and sanctuaries, expressed them nest wishes for prosperity of our nation and progress of our motherland, said prayer for soul of great leader Heydar Aliyev.


Mrs Aliyeva viewed the mosque as well. She was informed the President of Azerbaijan noticed during his visit the chandelier did not fit the interior, that it should be bigger. The bigger chandelier making the mosque lighter enriches now much the interior of the historical monument.


Mehriban Aliyeva underlined many works have been done for last 2 years in Bina, one of the biggest settlements of the capital, said construction of new polyclinic will be started here, as well promised additional doctor`s point will be opened till then. Residents saying the First Lady of Azerbaijan always keeps her promises welcomed her valuable initiatives.