One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

Hazret Sultan is one the largest and newest mosques in the Central Asia located in Kazakhstan. It is called ‘the pearl of the city’. Let us check now what interesting is about it.

One Big Mosque

The official opening ceremony of the mosque took place on 6 of July.

One Big Mosque

It was President of Kazakhstan who gave the name to the mosque.

One Big Mosque

A tragic event occurred during construction of the building last year when the mosque was engulfed with fire. 1 worker died that time. Now the building occupies over 11 hectares of land and has a huge parking lot.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

Before the very dawn the wide corridor reminds of the path to heaven.

One Big Mosque

The entire territory of the mosque including the five fountains is lightened at night.

One Big Mosque

Prayer hall for men, dressing-room for men, ablution room for men

One Big Mosque

The name Muhammad is read on the door.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

The road next to the entrance looks like the Kazakh ornament.

One Big Mosque

The mosque has the largest dome in Kazakhstan. It is 51 meters high and 28 meters wide. The crescent faces Mecca.

One Big Mosque

Every minaret is 77 meters high.

One Big Mosque

The huge vestibule is a closed yard with a fountain.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One or two visitors reading the Koran can be found here in the early morning.

One Big Mosque

The holy book is available in four languages: Arabian, Kazakh, Russian and English.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

Words from the Koran are inscribed in the picture.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

The silver Koran is a true copy of an ancient Islamic manuscript of the 18th century made of silver at the  Moscow Mint. The original is stored in Saint-Petersburg.

One Big Mosque

The carpet is brought from Turkey.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

The second floor embraces guest rooms, classrooms, etc.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One can reach the third floor either by stairs or elevator.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

Prayer halls for women are on the third floor.

One Big Mosque

The hall where women pray is separated from the rest part of the hall.

One Big Mosque

The hall leads to the restaraunt and marriage room.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

The largest restaraunt in Astana is used to celebrate memorable events of people’s life such as wedding.

One Big Mosque

In the afternoon anyone can go inside the mosque and look around. You just need to wear special clothes.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

They have a lot of tourists.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

At 8 p.m. women and men must enter the mosque separately.

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

One Big Mosque

Hardly it could be possible in the Soviet time…

Location: Astana

via voxpopuli

16 thoughts on “One Big Mosque”

  1. let these impressive monuments to peacefully remain to where they strictly belong to be: holy lands and countries of islam, thanks!

  2. The carpet flooring is hideous. They have taken so man exquisite materials like tons of marble and the handcraftet ornaments and then they take a chinese or turkish of the shelf carpet. That is like driving an S-Class with the seats of a Renault Kangoo. They would have better used marble and central asian carpets.

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