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Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
Learn about different Shi’a movements at Ismaili Centre, an Islamic education center in Dushanbe promoting the Ismailism branch of Shi’a Islam. Opened in 2009 by Aga Khan and President Rahmon, this lavish building with elaborate traditional designs and five minarets features modern conference halls, as well as a school for Muslim children serving Tajikistan’s Ismaili minority. Dubbed the first Ismaili Shi’a center in Central Asia, the complex, named after the 10th-century founder of the Samanid dynasty and designed by a Pakistani-Canadian, has a lovely garden with a fountain. Take a tour with a local volunteer. Put Ismaili Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Dushanbe journey planning tool.
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  • This is a very nice building that serves as an Ismaili (Pamiri) community center and prayer hall. It is deigned/constructed using various previous Islamic architecture institutions, and is there fore....  more »
  • This is a fairly new building. It serves as a prayer hall as well as other services such as early years classes. It is a majestic building and resembles the mountainous Pamir which surrounds Khorog...  more »
  • Just the right place for organizing big events. The first GoViral 2019 Tajikistan was organized here
  • One of the best places I've visited. In the GoViral 2019 Ive been there for the first time and I really liked it. It was so friendly atmosphere between people, everyone were talking with each other. Cool place

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