Excursion to the "Heart of Chechnya" mosque
• Excursion to the "Heart of Chechnya" mosque
Mosque "Heart of Chechnya" Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny - is one of the largest mosques in Europe and the world. It opened its doors in October 2008 and is named after the first president of the Chechen republic. Mosque "Heart of Chechnya" is located in the heart of the capital of the Chechen Republic in the park avenues between Putin and H. Isayev, has a three-level lighting, and around it stretches a large park with cascading fountains.
At the entrance to Grozny from the airport, first you see the mosque from this angle:
Behind the complex is "Grozny City":
The Mosque "Heart of Chechnya" is part of the Islamic complex, which, in addition to the mosque, includes the Russian Islamic University named after Kunta-Haji and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Chechnya.
The total area of the mosque, built in classical Ottoman style - 5000 square meters. m.
Match closer. Everything is blooming and smells - around a well-kept park.
It was a Saturday and there were few visitors, mostly tourists.
The wearing of the headscarf is not mandatory.
The outer and inner walls of the mosque are decorated with Turkish marble, travertine, delivered from Burdur. Travertine - rocks that can be used as natural stone for cladding buildings, works on interior decoration. Absolutely safe for humans.
These are the highest minarets in Russia - 63 meters each:
Let's go inside with a small tour. Men leave shoes at the entrance, and I put on "Grandma's hoodie" plus a scarf. Terribly unaesthetic thing, I tell you.
At the bottom of the praying man, we do a quick pass up.
The central hall of the mosque is covered by a huge dome with a diameter of 15.5 m and a height of over 23 meters.
First floor - for women and non-Muslim posetitetey. At this hour, there was no one here, and we were allowed to climb.
The interior is decorated with white marble:
The mosque painted best Turkish masters who used to paint the special natural and synthetic dyes that are able to maintain the original color scheme for 50 years.
36 chandeliers, installed in the mosque, its shape resembles the three major shrines of Islam: 27 chandeliers mimic mosque Qubbat-al Sahra in Jerusalem, 8 are made on the model of the mosque Rovzat-Nebevi in Medina, and the biggest, eight-meter chandelier, repeats on the forms shrine Kaaba in Mecca. The collection of exclusive chandeliers took several tons of bronze, about three kilograms of gold, and more than one million pieces and crystals Swarovski.
The capacity of the mosque "Heart of Chechnya" is more than 10 thousand people.
The same faithful can pray in the mosque adjacent to the outdoor gallery and square. In the past, the mosque "Heart of Chechnya" was among the ten finalists for the multimedia competition Russia-10.
Evening view of the "Heart of Chechnya" and Grozny City:
evoke Istanbul ... But this is Russia.