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Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

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Learn about different Shi’a movements at Ismaili Centre, an Islamic education center in Dushanbe promoting the Ismailism branch of Shi’a Islam. Opened in 2009 by Aga Khan and President Rahmon, this lavish building with elaborate traditional designs and five minarets features modern conference halls, as well as a school for Muslim children serving Tajikistan’s Ismaili minority. Dubbed the first Ismaili Shi’a center in Central Asia, the complex, named after the 10th-century founder of the Samanid dynasty and designed by a Pakistani-Canadian, has a lovely garden with a fountain. Take a tour with a local volunteer. Put Ismaili Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dushanbe journey planning tool .
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  • This is the only Ismaili Centre in Dushanbe. It is a beautiful building, and holds handicraft exhibition and sales every now and then.  more »
  • Place to visit Islamic Architecture, good place to arrange meetings and workshop, serves good food, nice hall rooms  more »
  • We visited during a handcrafts exhibition and it was nice to see what was on offer and support local traders. If there was no event on, there would not be much to see.  more »
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  • Nice architecture and cultural centre.
  • Tajikistan is like home to me, it's a beautiful place to see how close people are with each other, ISD is a must see! They have detailed guided tours with lots of info on the building, pretty amazing at what humans can build. It's architectural perfection.
  • Peacefull and very strictly for jamat only. Really helpful volanteer staff, good size library and big car park.
  • One of the most beautiful and calm places in Dushanbe with an extraordenary architecture. Absolutely worth to (re-)visit!
  • One of its kind facility; inspirational and peaceful.

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