The Khoja Ahrar Vali Mosque is the basis of the Registan ensemble in the area of Tashkent Chorsu Square. The foundation of the mosque was laid in the IX century.
Ubaidulla Akhrar – the great master of Sufism, the head of the Muslim clergy and the descendant of Prophet Muhammad, preparing for the move, ordered the construction of a large Friday mosque and madrasa in the ancient Tashkent mahalla Gulbazar.
The first building of the Tashkent Juma mosque was built in 1451 at the expense of Sheikh Ubaydulla Khoja Ahrar (1404-1490).
Inside the mosque were built vaulted galleries with cells around a long courtyard, tahoratkhona – a place where Muslims perform ablution before prayer. The decoration of the mosque was simple.
In 1868, the mosque was significantly damaged by an earthquake. Twenty years later, in 1888, it was restored with funds provided by the Russian emperor Alexander III from the military contribution of the Emir of Bukhara, after which it was called the Royal Mosque.
In 2003, the mosque was rebuilt in the same place using modern construction and finishing methods.
Address: Tashkent, st. Navoi, near the square “Chorsu”.
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