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This chapter provides an up-to-date account of the situation of Muslims in Azerbaijan. It presents essential data with basic statistics with evaluations of their reliability, surveys of legal status and organizations. Azerbaijan is a secular country with an overwhelmingly ethnic Muslim population. Roughly 96% of Azerbaijan's 9 million inhabitants are estimated to have a Muslim background. In general, Muslims practising today can be divided into three main groups, which have smaller subdivisions. The law on freedom of conscience and religious worship, which regulates relations between religion and the state, was adopted in August 1992. The latest changes to the law "On the freedom of conscience and religious worship" require the re-registration of religious communities. According to state officials, while there are 1,802 mosques in Azerbaijan. Currently, food is certified as halal by the CMB. Independent religious organisations play a relatively active part in public life in Azerbaijan.

Keywords: Azerbaijani Muslims; CMB; halal food; mosque



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