Kul Sharif Mosque Kazan - Russia


Qolşärif/Kul Sharif Mosque, Kazan Russia
The Qolşärif Mosque (pronounced [kɔlʃæˈriːf], also spelled Qol Sharif, Qol Sherif and Kol Sharif via the Tatar Колшәриф мәчете, Qolşärif mäçete, and Kul Sharif via the Russian мечеть Кул-Шариф, mechet Kul-Sharif) located in Kazan Kremlin, was reputed to be – at the time of its construction — the largest mosque in Russia, and in Europe outside of Istanbul

Originally, the mosque was built in the Kazan Kremlin in the 16th century. It was named after Qolşärif, who served there. Qolşärif died with his numerous students while defending Kazan from Russian forces in 1552. It is believed that the building featured minarets, both in the form of cupolas and tents. Its design was traditional for Volga Bulgaria, although elements of early Renaissance and Ottoman architecture could have been used as well. In 1552, during the storming of Kazan it was destroyed by Ivan The Terrible.;


Address: Qolşärif Mosque
Казанский Кремль, Kazan,
Russia, 420014

Map for Qolşärif Mosque

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  1. Hasamla says:

    Masha Allah........Alhamdulillah.........very beautiful masjid........

  2. Amira says:

    very beautiful and largest mosque Russia outside of Istanbul. its islamic heritage of kazan www.halalholidaypackages.co.uk/russia-and-the-halal-holiday-experience/

  3. yayha mudara says:

    spectacular views ...?alhamdulillah

  4. Mulyana says:

    Very beautiful masjid


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