Mosque in the Mamar village (Mamar Mosque) of Gubadli district

The Mamar Mosque was built in the eighteenth century in the Mamar village of the Gubadli district of Azerbaijan.[1] It was used as a warehouse building during the reign of the Soviet Power. After the restoration of the independence of Azerbaijan in 1991 the mosque was reconstructed and regained its original function.[2] However, in 1993 as a result of the First Nagorno-Karabakh War of 1991-1994 Armenian Armed Forces occupied the territory of the Gubadli district, including Mamar village. As a result, the Mamar Mosque was destroyed and transformed into a pigsty. In this regard, Hikmat Hajiyev, Foreign Policy Advisor to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, writes on his Twitter account that the “Mosque was completely destroyed. Along with vandalism XVIII Century, religious/cultural monument as a sign of insult was transformed into a pigsty by Armenia during the occupation of Mamar village of Gubadli district”.[3]

It is important to mention that the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan declared the Mamar Mosque an architectural monument of local importance in 2001.

[1] “Karabakh is the cradle of Azerbaijani culture”: Mamar village mosque”, AzerTac, 23 October 2002.

[2] “Gubadly Region”, Armenian Vandalism: Azerbaijani Monuments in Captive

[3] Aydogan, Merve, “Mosque turned into pigsty under Armenia’s occupation”, AA, 06 November 2020.