Hazrat Sultan Mosque

Hazrat Sultan Mosque was named in honor of the 12th-century sheikh and poet Khoja Ahmed Yassawi. It is the biggest mosque in Kazakhsta. The mosque can accommodate about 10 thousand people on holidays, although it is usually visited by about 5-6 thousand people. The area of the temple exceeds 11 hectares, and the territory of the entire complex at the same time occupies about 18 hectares.

Hazrat Sultan Mosque consists of main prayer hall, several smaller rooms, rooms for reading and discussing the Koran, a separate room for the rite "nikah" - a Muslim wedding, audiences for educational events.

Address: Tauyelsizdyk, 48 Avenue.

Zharkent Mosque

The construction of the mosque began in 1880. The mosque turned out so unique, because it was erected by the Chinese architect Hong-Ni. The mosque was built in East Asian style and painted in bright colors. The interior is decorated with Arabic script and national ornaments. Zharkent Mosque has a big hall, a small courtyard on the north-eastern side, and a madrasah on the south. The mosque complex is fenced with a stone fence 2.3 m high. There are gates on the south and north sides.

There are only three such mosques in the world. One of them was built in Gulja, the second in Shanghai and the third in Zharkent.

Address: Yuldashev 40, Street.

Mosque of Mashkhur Zhusup in Pavlodar

The Mosque was named in honor of Mashkhur Zhusup Kopeyev, also known as Mashgur-Zhusup. He was a historian, ethnographer, poet, thinker and collector of oral folk art of the Kazakh people.

The main mosque of Pavlodar is visible from different parts of the city. The building of the mosque was built in the shape of an eight-pointed star in size. The sky-blue dome in the form of a shanyrak is crowned with a golden crescent. The height of the minarets is 63 meters, the height of the dome with a crescent moon is 54 meters.

The first floor of the mosque includes classrooms of a madrasah, some prayer halls, a wedding hall and dining room. On the second floor there is a prayer hall with a balcony for 1200 seats, a museum of Islamic culture and a library. The main entrance to the building leads to the second floor.

Address: Kairbayev, 107 Street.

Central Mosque of South Kazakhstan

The mosque was built on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev with the support of the head of the UAE, Sheikh Al-Nakhayan. The mosque was opened in May 2013 and it is the largest mosque in the South Kazakhstan region. The building area of Shymkent mosque is 8516 square meters. The temple can accommodate up to 3 thousand people.

On the first floor of the mosque there are a large hall, a lot of room for students, a library and . On the second floor there is a huge hall in the shape of a yurt.

Address: Tamerlan Highway, 33.

Mosque of Yryskaly Kazhy

Its construction was carried out for about two years at the expense of donated money. The building is designed in postmodernism style mixed with traditional elements. The white mosque looks like a lotus flower. Its interior is made in a minimalist style and where prevail white color.

People call this mosque an “Eco Mosque” because the mosque uses fully renewable energy sources. It is surrounded by solar panels, the total area of which is 1.2 thousand square meters. They give electricity, and all the excess goes to the city. The minaret in the form of a sacred pen - “kalama” - was built north of the mosque. Its height is 43.5 meters.

Address: С-409 Street.

Semey mosque

The mosque is one of the oldest mosques in Kazakhstan. The construction of the mosque began in the distant 1852. The Semey mosque is small. The real decoration of this mosque are 14 windows with curly brick framing.

Mosque of Anet Baba

This is the main mosque of Karaganda region. It was opened in 2011. The building itself is painted white and its domes are blue. The mosque was made in the traditional style.

On the first floor there is a bathing rooms for men and women with dressing rooms, wedding hall and a dining room. On the second floor is a men's prayer hall for 3200 people. On the third is a women's prayer hall for 800 people.

Location: Shahterov Street.

Maral Ishan Mosque

People usually call it Ak Mashit (White Mosque). The mosque was built in 1893. The capacity of the mosque is over 1000 people. In Soviet time the building was used as a theater.

The uniqueness of the mosque is that it combines the features of Islamic architecture and the features of eclecticism.

Location: Al-Farabi, 60 Avenue.


This is an underground mosque which is located in the Mangistau region. Beket-Ata was a Sufi, he tough children to read and write. He founded a Sufi school at an underground mosque in Ogland. Then, this mosque, according to archaeologists, became a scientific center and an observatory.

The road to Becket Ata goes through the Sopan Ata mosque. Until the end of his days, Becket-Ata bowed before his mentor. To this day, for all believers, visiting the Shopan-Ata mosque on the way to Becket-Ata has become an unwritten rule.

Mosque Isabek Ishan Hazret

The mausoleum complex of Isabek Hazret, a philosopher and mentor of Mashkhur Zhusup, was built in the place Kildykol of the Ekibastuz region.

The small complex consists of a mosque and a house for pilgrims that have been erected here. Isabek ishan Khazret, his son Nurmukhamed and brother Muhammad Niyaz are buried in a three-domed mazar. White stone which was used in construction was brought from the Mangistau region (West Kazakhstan).