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Tatrstan holds the contest on the design of Kazan Cathedral Mosque

Kazan, June 16, 2022

The second seminar for the participants of the International Competition for the development of a draft design of the Cathedral Mosque of Kazan was held in the office of regional Muftiyat on June 15. During the videoconference the teams received competent advice from the specialists of the organizing committee of the competition on the preparation of projects.

The Republican Fund for the Promotion of the Spiritual and Moral Development of the Society “Igelek-Kindness” announced the competition on April 1 this year. Mufti of Tatarstan Kamil hazrat Samigullin and his first deputy Ilfar hazrat Khasanov took part as experts from the regional Muftiyat.

Kazan experts spoke to the participants on various topics related to the traditions of building and decorating mosques in Tatarstan. Thus, the mufti of Tatarstan Kamil hazrat Samigullin introduced the contestants to the peculiarities of living conditions, maintenance and operation of Tatar mosques built in the pre-revolutionary period and at the present time as well.

The director of the Institute of History named after Sh. Marjani of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan Radik Salikhov spoke on the history of surviving ancient mosques of Kazan. The architectural and decorative features in the design of Tatar mosques reported professor, doctor of art history, chief researcher at the Institute of History named after Sh. MarjaniGuzelValeeva-Suleimanova.

The winner of the International competition for the development of a draft design of the Cathedral Mosque of Kazan will be announced on July 8, 2022, on the eve of the holy holiday for all Muslims around the world, Eid al-Adha.

 

 

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