The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque

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Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque
The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque.JPG
The mosque from Suvar Plaza
Basic information
Location Russia Kazan, Russia
Geographic coordinates 55°46′38″N 49°07′41″E / 55.77722°N 49.12806°E / 55.77722; 49.12806Coordinates: 55°46′38″N 49°07′41″E / 55.77722°N 49.12806°E / 55.77722; 49.12806
Affiliation Islam
District  Tatarstan
Status Active
Architectural description
Architect(s) Pechnikov
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1926
Specifications
Minaret(s) 1

The Thousandth Anniversary of Islam Mosque or The Anniversary Mosque (Russian: Мечеть 1000-летия принятия Ислама, Мечеть Юбилейная – Mechet’ 1000-letiya prinyatiya Islama, Mechet’ Yubileynaya) was built in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia to commemorate the thousandth anniversary of the Islamization of the Volga Bulgars in 922. The alternative name of the mosque, and the most commonly used name, is The Mosque Across the Qaban (Russian: Закабанная мечеть, Zakabannaya mechet’; Tatar: Cyrillic Кабан арты мәчете, Latin Qaban artı mäçete, Arabic قابان ارتئ مەچئتئ), because most of Kazan's mosques are situated on the other side of the Qaban, where the Tatar community was traditionally located before the October Revolution. The part where the mosque was situated was inhabited predominantly by the Russian community.

History[edit]

Based on a design by Pechnikov from 1914, the mosque was built from 1924 to 1926 with private donations by Muslims. It was the only mosque built in the region during the Soviet period. It was closed in the 1930s as part of the Soviet Unions persecution of Muslims and was only reopened and used by Muslims in 1991.

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