Interesting Facts

“MollaNasraddin” Magazine


Did you know that the “Molla Nasraddin” periodical, established in the year 1906, was at the time the only satirical magazine in the whole Muslim world and the Near East? Many researchers associate the origins of the Azerbaijani caricature to be closely connected with the “Molla Nasreddin” magazine.  The periodical has satirically depicted the immaturity and backward lifestyle of society, has promoted and advocated women’s rights and inclusion into western civilization, and also published, what was for that time, revolutionary materials, ridiculing both the Russian Tsar and the Iranian Shah. The main editor of the magazine was the famous Azerbaijani writer Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, also known as Mirza Jalil.