PROBLEMS OF MUSLIM BELIEF IN AZERBAIJAN: HISTORICAL AND MODERN REALITIES
The article deals with the problem of formation and functioning of Muslim religious communities in Azerbaijan. Through the example of communication between Shi’a Muslims, Sunnis, and Christians (molocans), the author seeks to demonstrate ways of understanding and forging dialogue in the post-Soviet country. However, the acute angles and problems that arise in different religious communities during the joint communication both within one religion and other religious denominations are not neglected. In this context, in particular, the focus is on internal movements within Sunni and Shiі muslims.