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Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

(4.7/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Ismaili Centre a part of your Dushanbe vacation plans using our Dushanbe trip itinerary builder.
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  • A place where you can contemplate and at the same time enrich your cultural awareness. I was there for the Japan days and the center was the perfect venue for the occasion. The Japanese culture and th...  more »
  • Excellent place to see Islamic Archtecture . One of the best center in world . Each and every corner has been built with very detailed and meaningful architecture. A must see .  more »
  • This is one of the better places to visit in Dushanbe if you want to sample the local ethnic/religious flavor of the country. Ismaili Muslims are the most pleasant people you will ever meet.  more »