5 March 2008

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev and His Highness Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Visit the Nur Astana Islamic Cultural Center


The State of Qatar granted funds for the construction of the Nur Astana Islamic Cultural Center.


The total area of this religious construction is more than three thousand square meters. It is surrounded by four minarets of 62 meters height each. The height of the main dome is 43 meters. The mosque can accommodate up to five thousand prayers.


President Nursultan Nazarbayev thanked Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for the constructed mosque, which has become a truly diamond of the capital city.


On his turn, the Emir of the State of Qatar noted that he liked the mosque.


“Kazakhstan is becoming a lighthouse in the Islamic world,” Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said.


The visit to the Nur Astana Islamic Cultural Center was the last event of the official visit by Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani to Kazakhstan.


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