Place of birth Jahri village of Babek region 
Date of birth September 29, 1949 
Education The Nakhchivan branch of the Azerbaijan Pedagogical Institute 
Scientific degree Doctor of Historical Sciences
Title Professor 
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The inscriptions in the  Arabic and  Persian languages of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as the historical-cultural monuments 

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Socio-political and ideological centres in Nakhchivan  

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Basic scientific achievements

Epigraphic monuments in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic have been studied systematically for the first time. More than 600 epigraphic monuments have been registrated , their estamps, photos, sizes have been taken, the texts have been read and translated into Azerbaijani. Most of the inscriptions have been included to the scientific circulation for the first time. Information presented by these inscriptions was investigated as a historical source in the study of history and culture of the Middle Ages.

As a result of the investigations names of lots of prominent personalities who lived in Nakhchivan, location of their graves, dates of their deaths have been defined, phases of some boroughs, archaeological monuments and others have been determined.

According to the information given in the inscriptions in Nakhchivan the centres relating to sufism have been studied. It turned out that Safaviyya, Bektashiyya, Hurifiyya, Nogtaviyya, Galandariyya and other khanegahs belonging to sufi sects had acted in Nakhchivan. 

Names of scientific works

1. Nakhchivan pilgrimages. Bаku: Gorgud, 1998, 84 p.

2. Epigraphic monuments of Оrdubаd city.  Bаku: Еlm, 2001, 80 p.

3. Epigraphic monuments of Julfа region. Bаku: Еlm, 2002, 80 p.

4. The place where prayers reach to Allah - Ashаbi-Kahf. Bаku: Еlm, 2002, 48 p.

5. Socio-political and ideological centres in Nakhchivan. Bаku: Еlm, 2003, 392 p.

6. Role of the religious centres in socio-political life of Nakhchivan in the Middle Ages. Bаku: Еlm, 2003, 392 p.

7. Vanand. Publishing-house of Bаku State Univеrsity, 2003,156 p.

8. Muslim epigraphic monuments of Оrdubаd city. Bаku: MBM, 2009, 192 p.

9. Centres of mystification in Nakhchivan. Bakı: Elm ve tahsil, 2013, 328 p.

10. Heydar Aliyev legacy – ever-living practice. Nakhchivan: Ajami UPP, 2014, 200 p.

11. The Kahriz systеms. Bаku: İndigо, 2010, 159 p.

12. The Еpigrаphics. Bаku: MBM, 2010, 144 p.

13. Relating the history lessons with socio-political information. Bаku: Еlm, 2002, 80 p.

14. Use of epigraphic materials in the lessons of Azerbaijan history. Bаku: MBM, 2009, 52 p.

15. Prophet Noah in historical sources. Nakhchivan: Ajami UPP, 2015, 158 p.

16. Prominent personalities in the epigraphic monuments of Nakhchivan. Nakhchivan: Ajami UPP, 2016, 144 p.

17. “Ashabi-Kahf Pilgrimage” Religious-Cultural Monument Complex. Nakhchivan: Ajami UPP, 2016, 72 p.

He is one of the authors of “Nakhchivan encyclopaedia” in two volumes, “Nakhchivan monuments` encyclopaedia” published in the Russian and English languages, “Historical atlas of Nakhchivan” and “Nakhchivan history” in three volumes

Membership with international and foreign scientific organizations  
Pedagogical activity Nakhchivan State University, professor
Other activities

Deputy of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous  Republic, the chairman of the “Committee of the law policy and state forming problems” 

Awards and prizes
  1. Honorary decree of the Presidium of ANAS – 2009
  2. Gold Medal devoted to the 90th anniversary the National Leader Heydar Aliyev -2013
  3. Honoured Scientist -2015
Main place of work and its address The Institute of History, Ethnography and Archaeology of Nakhchivan Section of National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, AZ7000, Nakhchivan city, Hеydar Aliyеv avenue, 76 
Position Director 
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