Unique mosque 'Aq meshit' has appeared in Astana

29 December, 2018, 12:22 1646
Unique mosque 'Aq meshit' has appeared in Astana

The structure's uniqueness lies in the number of minarets - there are two of them, while in classical mosques their number is four.

Astana held the opening of a new mosque. It is located in the Almaty district, on Mustafin Street, a website of the capital Mayor's Ofice reports.

Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Kazakhstan, Supreme Mufti Serikbay kazhy Satybaldyuly, took part in the opening ceremony of the mosque, he noted that the new mosque is a spiritual structure that will decorate the architecture of the capital.

Credit: press service of Mayor's Office of Astana 

According to him, the mosque will become not only a place of worship for Muslims but a center of harmony, peace, a center for studying history, traditions, as well as a platform for strengthening inter-ethnic and inter-religious harmony.

The new mosque is called "Aq meshit" due to the fact that it is fully lined with white marble.

The uniqueness of the structure lies in the number of minarets - there are two of them, instead of classical four ones. 

Credit: press service of Mayor's Office of Astana

The building consists of two design structures - it is a madrasa for 75 places and the mosque itself for 450 places, which at the peak of visits can accommodate up to 1000 people. There are male and female prayer halls, a marriage room, a Quran reading room, a restaurant and a room for washing dead bodies.

The madrasah includes 9 classrooms, where classes will be held, and 28 rooms for students and teachers.

In addition, there is a library, gym, separate dining room, medical center, hairdresser and laundry. All this makes the new mosque unique. In addition, madrasas are created with one big goal - to use it as the main educational center of spiritual education in Kazakhstan.