Ordubad: a cradle of religious tolerance in the Caucasus

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta 

Written by: Peter Tase (Senior American Journalist – American Congress Library)

Religious architecture in the region of Ordubad, Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan (Azerbaijan), has established new paradigms in the shaping of Azerbaijani Islamic culture, interfaith dialogue, and has reflected a deep sense of conviction within its citizens and a unique enrichment of religious tolerance, cultural dialogue, and multicultural coexistence.  The Region of Ordubad is the symbol of a religious harmony, unique architectural treasures that enshrine the superior values of the architecture school founded by Ajami Ibn Abubakr Nakhchivani.  The city of Ordubad – the former Soviet Union’s capital of apricots (known globally for its famous apricots exported all the way to Moscow during the Cold War) –  displays to the world a great sense of Azerbaijani patriotism and is home of many beautiful mosques that ought to be visited by religious scholars, international

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https://en.tempo.co/read/news/2017/04/19/315867390/Ordubad-a-cradle-of-religious-tolerance-in-the-Caucasus

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