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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. Make Ismaili Centre a part of your Dushanbe vacation plans using our Dushanbe trip itinerary builder.
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  • Spiritual center of Ismaili community in Dushanbe, ICD is also a monument of modern architecture worth visiting - open for public on Sunday mornings only. ICD also hosts conferences, seminars and othe...  more »
  • A perfect corner, fundamentally different from other places in Dushanbe. The territory of the complex, to the extent of planted trees and shrubs, birds sing and creates the perfect atmosphere for a walk. The building itself and halls inside it are decorated with ornaments and impress with their unusual architecture.
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  • Free guided tours on Sunday only starting at 9:00 a.m. Very interesting visit, with knowledgeable guide Don't miss it