Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

From Kazakhstan to Tajikistan, to Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan, Central Asia is known for its magnificent mosques – each an architectural masterpiece in their own right.

  • Publish date: Monday، 20 June 2022
Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!
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Here are 10 majestic mosques & examples of Islamic architecture across Central Asia.

1/ Shah-i-Zinda, Uzbekistan Ensemble includes mausoleums, mosques & other ritual buildings of the 11-15th & 19th centuries. The name Shah-i-Zinda (meaning "The living king") is connected with the legend that Qutham ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH, is buried here.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

2/ Haji Yaqub Mosque, Dushanbe, Tajikistan The central mosque of the capital of Tajikistan, the city of Dushanbe. It was named after Haji Yakub, a Tajik religious leader. The mosque was founded 200 years ago and can accommodate up to 3,000 people.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

3/ Kalan Mosque, Bukhara, Uzbekistan Initially commissioned by Arslan Khan in 1121, however, Genghis Khan destroyed the original Friday Mosque in 1220. The Kalan Mosque & Mir- I Arab Madrasah of today were commissioned in 1515 & 1535 by Shibani Kahn's nephew Ubaydullah Khan

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

4/ Naryn Mosque, Kyrgyzstan Built-in 1995 by a local deputy. It is a central mosque of Naryn. The ornaments of the mosque are traditional nomadic embroideries called oymos. The blue color of the building also can indicate the shamanic background of the Kyrgyz people.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

5/ Bibi Khanym Mosque, Uzbekistan One of the most outstanding in the Islamic world. Built between 1399 & 1404 during the last years of the Turkic-Mongol conqueror, Timur, the Bibi Khanym mosque is riveting in its monumental scale, splendor & turquoise & blue tiles.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

6/ Abdulatif Sultan Mosque, Istaravshan, Tajikistan Also known as "Kok Gumbaz," which means "Blue Dome". Named after Abdullatif - son of the famous medieval philosopher and astronomer Ulugbekavym, upon whose initiative was started construction.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

7/ Bishkek, Mosque of Imam Sarakhsi, Kyrgyzstan This mosque, with help from Turkey, was opened in 2018 and has the classic Turkish mosque architecture. It has a capacity of 9,000 worshippers.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

8/ The Barak Khan Madrassa, Tashkent, Uzbekistan The architectural complex was built in several stages, completed in 1532. It consists of a madrassa & two mausoleums attached to it. This religious educational establishment was named in honor of Tashkent ruler Navruz Ahmadkhan.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

9/ Gur-E-Amir Mausoleum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan Persian for "Tomb of the King" contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons, grandsons & Timur's teacher. The earliest part of the complex was built at the end of the 14th century. Renowned for its blue & turquoise tiles.

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

10/ Sher-Dor Madrasa, Samarkand, Uzbekistan Built 1619-36, it stands opposite the Ulugh Beg Madrasa in Samarkand's Registan, a square. It was constructed by Yalangtush Bakhodur. He used a striking composition depicting two lions chasing deer

Magnificent Mosques in Asia!!

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