Nur-Astana Mosque

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Nur-Astana Mosque
Central Astana Mosque
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Basic information
LocationKazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan
Geographic coordinates51°07′N 71°26′E / 51.12°N 71.43°E / 51.12; 71.43Coordinates: 51°07′N 71°26′E / 51.12°N 71.43°E / 51.12; 71.43
AffiliationIslam
AdministrationSpiritual Association of Muslims of Kazakhstan
LeadershipImam(s):
Absattar Derbisali
Architectural description
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleIslamic
Date established2008
Specifications
Capacity5,000
Minaret(s)4
Minaret height63 meters (207 ft)
MaterialsGlass, concrete, granite and alucobond

The Nur-Astana Mosque (Kazakh: Нұр-Астана мешіті, Nur-Astana meşiti), is a mosque in Astana, Kazakhstan. It is third largest mosque in Central Asia. The 40-meter (131-foot) height symbolizes the age of the Prophet Muhammad of when he received the revelations, and the height of the minarets are 63 meters (207 foot), the age Muhammad was when he died.

The mosque is located at the left riverbank in the city of Astana, construction first started in March 2005. The mosque was a gift in accordance with the agreement of the Kazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa. It has a capacity of 5,000 worshippers inside the mosque, including 2,000 for worshippers outside the mosque. The structure is made of glass, concrete, granite and alucobond measures.

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