Entrepreneur Ilgar Hajiyev publicly announced his conversion from Islam to Christianity. Hajiyev explained that the main reason that prompted him to change his religion, was the fact that for several years in marriage he and his wife, despite a great desire, could not get children. The entrepreneur’s wife made a vow to devote herself to serving God if she and her husband have children. And, as Hajiyev says, a miracle happened – they had a son, who was named with the biblical name David. The video, in which the entrepreneur explained his motives, was published on YouTube.
Ilgar Hajiyev especially emphasized that his wife converted to Christianity 21 years ago, and since in principle the spouses then jointly made the decision to convert, now, over time, the businessman himself did it . The decision was not easy for him, it took a long time and a lot of thought.
As Hajiyev noted, the family was condemned for the decision by her husband’s Muslim relatives. Also, the businessman’s act was condemned at a higher level in Azerbaijan. According to the entrepreneur, almost immediately he was accused of involvement in sponsoring a certain sect, and in 2011 he was forced to leave the country, while half of the business had to be given to the family of the President of the country. “If I have to do it now, a hundred more times I will choose only my family,” the businessman commented on the situation.
According to him, the period of conversion to Christianity was very difficult in life – Ilgar Hajiyev was trying to return his business, and very often he was in despair. “I could not understand what was happening to me, I began to read the Bible. I repented before the Lord and realized that I did not want to live differently. On my birthday, July 3, I called my wife and said that I had accepted God, ”the businessman said.
“Yes, after such a fall, I managed to rise in Russia,” Hajiyev said in his letter to Lenta.ru , which asked the businessman to comment on his action. “Then I got acquainted with God Nisanov, who provided me with government contracts, we started joint projects. At the request of Leyla, the daughter of President Aliyev, I got her friend Nikita Danilchenko a job. But this, as it turned out later, was a bait to do the same thing that happened in Azerbaijan at some point – to take away the business, ”Hajiyev said.
“Danilchenko turned out to be a Trojan horse in my company, during the raider seizure of which, he immediately took the side of Nisanov – Ragimov – Aliyev. Rahimov and Nisanov are close friends, as evidenced by numerous publications on the Internet. As a result of the raider seizure, 70 percent of my share of the facility on Vernadsky Avenue in Moscow went to the youngest son of Ilham Aliyev, Heydar . In addition, an ally of God Nisanov, Elman Bayramov, took part in this capture. And all this happened only because my wife converted to Christianity – there was no other reason, ”said the entrepreneur.
“I was a person who achieved a lot, had billions, sank to the lowest point and realized that except for God and my family, I have no one,” concluded Ilgar Hajiyev. “But I don’t regret anything. I am convinced that Christianity is a much more tolerant religion, and certainly no one will dispute – now Christians do not persecute people of other faiths for reasons of faith. My wife has been persecuted for 21 years since she became a Christian. After my change of religion, repression by Ilham Aliyev fell upon me, as a non-believer. “
The businessman was born in Armenia, but was forced to leave for Azerbaijan, and then to Russia. When Heydar Aliyev came to power in Azerbaijan, the businessman returned to the country and developed the construction business there for more than 20 years. “For five years of work with the President, we have opened construction projects more than 25 times, built new infrastructure in Azerbaijan, for many years we have worked successfully together,” said Ilgar Hajiyev.