Mosque of the Martyrs

Şəhidlər məscidi / Şehitler mescidi

The Mosque of the Martyrs, also popularly known as the Turkish Mosque, is a mosque in Baku, near the Martyrs’ Lane. The mosque was built in the beginning of the 1990s with assistance of the Turkish government. The mosque currently is used as an official residence of religious attaché of the Turkish embassy. The mosque has been under construction since 2009.

The 154th ayah from Al-Baqara chapter of Quran is written on the façade of the mosque in Arabic and Turkish:

“Allah yolunda öldürülənlərə (şəhid olanlara) “ölü” deməyin. Əksinə, onlar (Allah dərgahında) diridirlər, lakin siz bunu dərk etmirsiniz.”

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