The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

“Hazrat Sultan” is the mosque in Astana, Kazakhstan, the biggest mosque in Central Asia. One can enter the mosque barefoot and shoot interiors as much as he or she wants but with no flash.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The mosque is built in classic Islamic style with traditional Kazakh ornaments.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

It can normally accomodate five thousands of prayers and up to ten thousands on holidays.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The mosque occupies the territory of more than eleven hectares, the total area of all structures is equal to 17 700 square meters.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

Sunrise over the mosque.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The mosque has four monarets in its four corners, each 77 meters high.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

“Hazrat Sultan” has the biggest dome in Kazakhstan – its height is 51 meters and width – 28 meters.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

Here’s the main entrance to the mosque.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

Prayers leave their shoes here. The mosque also has a washing room and a room for wedding rituals, halls for reading Koran and for educational classes,

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

Panorama of the central hall.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

Sunset over the mosque “Hazrat Sultan”.

The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia

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7 thoughts on “The Biggest Mosque of Central Asia”

  1. Are the women’s foot washing rooms as nice as the men’s? Oh that’s right they are not allowed to worship in the mosque. Enough of this religion of hate and murder.

  2. Beautiful.
    But that could be a library or a science center or something else — maybe, just a bit more useful.

  3. Well sorry to say but this is not really a religion but rather a form of government. The religious part is just a thin veneer for public relations.

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