Heart of Chechnya - Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque, Grozny
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The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque is located in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. It is supposed to be the largest mosque in Russia and is officially known as the "The Heart of Chechnya" .The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya. The mosque design with a set of 62m-tall minarets is based on the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul.On October 16, 2008, the mosque was officially opened in a ceremony in which Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spoke and was with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. In this mosque, ten thousand Muslims can pray at a time. This means that the statement of mosque being the largest in Russia is not true, as e.g. Makhachkala Grand Mosque in Dagestan has space for 15,000 to 17,000 worshipers.The mosque contains one of Muhammad's relics, a 1400-year-old bowl used by Muhammad which after his death was allegedly kept by his daughter Fatimah and her husband Ali.
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  • Very beautiful place, the beautifully ennobled outside. Around the mosque in the Park in the evening walk family. You can safely enter the mosque, girls need to cover your head, cover shoulders and knees. Inside the quiet and beautiful
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  • The long-cherished idea to visit a mosque, but somehow it was scary: allowed Lee there Christians, what clothes go, what to do. etc. the thoughts of the man in the street. Arriving in Zheleznovodsk on regular rest in August 2015, immediately saw the sale of excursions in Grozny by bus. Cost 2300 per person. Departure at 6.00 out of Zheleznovodsk, distance somewhere km 350. Drove Around The Cbd, Sev. Ossetia and another (can't remember what already). Along the way there were stops to rest, zakus Ossetian pies, friendly meeting owners of roadside cafes, visiting monuments in Nazran, etc. When pulled to Stelle labeled Grozny and got off the bus, tour guide immediately warned: ".. do not be alarmed if passing Chechen machines will be whistle, scream, honk, the main thing is that by not firing ... So Chechens welcomed the Russians (like us very happy ...). Grozny itself struck pure, beautiful new building with straight streets, asphalt, trees, lawns. And in the memory of standing frames broken square "Minute", the ruins and the ruins of the city. In the heart of Grozny, at (or near) the prospectus of a name of Putin stands a mosque. Beauty-extraordinary, sparkles and shines in the Sun minarets. Come to the entrance-range protection, frames, metal detectors. Women need to change-to wear long clothes with cut throat and zamotat'sja have only a handkerchief. Dresses and headscarves snapped up-so many people wishing to visit the mosque, there were a few excursions at once, so spent a lot of time. Bags and shoes leave the entrance-just on a bench-take only valuable. .. Inside the nehvatit mosque to describe words. ... Women immediately right on the feminine side pass for men everywhere. The floor is covered with gorgeous long green carpet, where you can see the underlying Muslim men. So they can relax after prayer. Painting the walls and ceiling, gilded trim, semiprecious stones, chandeliers ... I have captured the spirit of beauty. Lots of money spent on this Mosque-but it's apparently worth it............ Take a look for yourself ... Day held in Grozny seemed happy somewhere abroad ... Incredible food, great attitude towards visitors from the local population, answers to any questions relating to religion, all this gives occasion to visit Chechnya again.
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  • Beautiful building. The territory is embellished by fountains, flowers and trees. Allowed inside only if the dress accordingly.
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