Ismaili Centre, Dushanbe
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 .
Ismaili Centre Reviews
A remarkable testament to how architecture, traditional culture and modernity can come together. I have never seen a building that so well captured the narrative of a people steeped in history in such... more »
The Ismaii Centre in Dushanbe is one of the best place for cultural events and architecture in Dushanbe, Tajikistan more »
One of the most beautifully designed archictectural creations in Middle East Asia! A must visit or go do the tour of the inside with appointments only I believe Sundays...
Beautiful place!! Amazing architecture. Built to perfection. Must visit!!
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