Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque

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Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque
مسجد أرطغل غازي .jpg
Religion
AffiliationSunni Islam
RiteHanafi
StatusActive
Location
LocationAshgabat, Turkmenistan
Architecture
Architect(s)Hilmi Şenalp
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman
Completed1998
Specifications
Capacity5,000
Minaret(s)4
MaterialsMarble

Ertuğrul Gazi Mosque or Ärtogrul Gazy Mosque is a mosque in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It is a prominent landmark in Ashgabat with its four minarets and a central dome and has a lavish interior decoration with fine stained glass windows.

History[edit]

The mosque was inaugurated in 1998 after the independence of Turkmenistan in 1990. It is named after Ertuğrul, the father of Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire, and was built by Hilmi Şenalp.[1]

Several accidental deaths took place during the construction, and this has led to a belief that the mosque is cursed.[2]

Description[edit]

The white marbled building is reminiscent of the Blue Mosque of Istanbul. The mosque accommodates up to 5,000 worshipers at a time.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rizvi, Kishwar (2015). The Transnational Mosque: Architecture and Historical Memory in the Contemporary Middle East. University of North Carolina Press. pp. 61–65. ISBN 978-1-4696-2117-3. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  2. ^ Proudman, Simon (2017). Turkmenistan: Far Flung Places Travel Guide. Far Flung Places. pp. 116–117. ISBN 978-1-5466-7840-3. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

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Coordinates: 37°55′59″N 58°23′56″E / 37.93306°N 58.39889°E / 37.93306; 58.39889