Religions in Today's Azerbaijan

The religions of Azerbaijan comprise different religious trends spread among the people and ethnic groups residing in the country. There are several confessions in Azerbaijan.

Article 48 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan ensures the liberty of worship to everyone. Everyone has a right to choose any faith, adopt any religion or not practice any religion, express one’s view on the religion, and spread it. According to paragraphs 1-3 of Article 18 of the Constitution, religion acts separately from the government. Each religion is equal before the law, and the propaganda of religions, abating human personality and contradicting the principles of humanism, is prohibited. At the same time, the state system of education is also secular.

The law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On freedom of faith” ensures the right of any human being to determine and express his view on religion and to execute this right.