Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque, Kabul

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The Abdul Rahman Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Kabul, is one of the largest mosques in Afghanistan. It is located in one of Kabul's commercial areas called Deh Afghanan, near the Pashtunistan Square and across from the once popular Plaza Hotel. The building is three stories high, built on 3.5 acres of land. One floor of the building is dedicated to women only.The mosque is named after an influential Afghan businessman named Hajji Abdul Rahman who has died but his sons continued the project. Construction of the mosque began in 2001 by Hajji Abdur Rahman but was delayed for several years due to red tape. The mosque has the capacity to serve 10,000 people at a time. There is also a madrasa inside the mosque and a library containing 150,000 books.The major work on the mosque was completed in late 2009 but the official inauguration took place in July 2012 which was attended by the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and many other high-ranking officials. The building of the mosque is said to have been initially designed by Afghan architect Mir Hafizullah Hashimi. Saudi Arabia provided $100m for the construction.
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  • Abdul Rahman Khan Mosque is situated right in front of Ministry of Communication and Technology, and is considered as a famous landmark in the city centre. The Mosque's garden is worth visiting.  more »
  • its ok but not something to remember. no parking lot. no security around the mosque. it closes at night so no midnight pray ,  more »
  • While driving in the city one cannot miss the architecture of this mosque which stands out in the crowded city.  more »
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  • One of the biggest Masjid in Kabul, very beautiful and well constructed. Many people come from far places to pray in this masjid and it have all facilities of Ablution and clean toilets. For safety of shoes a man is there to keep your shoes and he gives you a number and you must pay 3 Afghani for that also.
  • Love this masjid one of the biggest masjid in Kabul so beautiful so clean so green
  • Religious place. Clean and Modern.
  • Nice place
  • Very beautiful masjid
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