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Juma mosque, shamakhi, azerbaijan.
the muslim call to prayer - the athaan at dusk.
this beautiful mosque was first built in 743 ad and is the first or second mosque built in the caucasus.
it has undergone several restorations over the years, but much of the original structure is still present. surprisingly it somehow survived the soviet invasion in 1920 and was not destroyed like most other religious monuments and structures. (maybe the soviets just forgot or tired of destroying every mosque, church or synagogue).
it’s been beautifully restored and is a monument of history. 743 ad is only 126 years after the start of the islamic calendar.
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