ISLAM IN UKRAINE: HOLY MOSQUES AND BURIALS


Islam is present on the territory of Ukraine for already hundreds of years. The appearance of the supporters of Islam in Ukraine is due to the location of our country at the intersection of two great civilizations - the Christian and the Muslim. The number of Muslim communities in Ukraine - more than 1,000, most of them are located in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, where once the Crimean Khanate was settled.

CRIMEA

MOSQUE JUMA-JAMI (YEVPATORIYA)

The largest and most magnificent Mosque of Crimea is Juma-Jami that was founded in Gezleve (now Yevpatoriia) in 1552 under Khan Devlet I Giray. Khan ordered project of the Mosque to the the architect Sinan Khodja in Istanbul, the most famous Turkish architects and engineers of the Ottoman period, which created the Suleymaniye Mosque and the Mosque in Istanbul Shehzade. Since the completion of the construction the Mosque was subjected to numerous alterations and restorations. Several years ago, the Mosque was completely restored by all the rules of science of the restoration of the lost parts and release the building from the architectural layers. The Mosque was returned to believers only in the 1990s.

KHAN’S MOSQUE IN BAKHCHISARAY

Cult place for the followers of Islam is Khan’s Mosque in Bakhchisarai. Khan’s Mosque was the first building erected in the frame of architectural ensemble of the Khan’s Palace, historical and cultural monument of global importance. In Soviet times, the Mosque was closed, but at the moment it is opened again for believers.

KARLY AZIZ (BAKHCHISARAY AREA)

Karly Aziz is one of the most visited places in the Crimea. Here is the tomb of Aziz Iskandar and healing source, which appeared after the saint was buried. Old people say that people used to come here from many countries. Currently one can find only bashtash in Karly Aziz inscribed on it with Islamic verses in Arabic "Death - is a glass from which everybody drinks, grave - this is the gate through which all will be."


ODESSA

ARABIC CULTURAL CENTER IN ODESSA

Arabic Cultural Centre - was built in just two years - from 1998 to 2000. Arabic Cultural Center is open not only for tours that introduce people to the Arab culture. It also provides free Arabic language courses and a library of books which can learn about the culture and traditions of the Arab countries. The slogan of the Center was the phrase, "It does not matter what religion you profess, as long as you profess spirituality." Therefore, the Arab center opened doors for each and everyone.

MINARET OF THE FORMER OTTOMAN MOSQUE (BELGOROD-DNIESTER CITY)

Medieval fortress "Ackermann" located on the bank of the Dniester estuary - one of the largest and best preserved in Ukraine. Built on the site of the ancient city of Tyre. In 1484, the fortress came under the rule of Turkey, a Mosque was built, but only minaret preserved until our days. Currently, the architectural complex of the fortress Akkerman turned into a historical and architectural reserve. On the territory of music festivals and championships for historical fencing are held.

DIORAMA "STORM FORTRESS OF IZMAIL" (ISMAIL CITY)

Diorama "Storm Fortress of Izmail" belongs to the Museum of Suvorov. It was opened in 1973 on the 9th of May in the oldest part of the building – Turkish Mosque of the end of ХVI century. The Mosque is one of the few examples in Ukraine representing medieval classical Ottoman architecture of the period of its greatest prosperity. It is the only building that survived from the Turkish fortress.

KHMELNITSKY CITY AREA

MINARET OF THE FORMER OTTOMAN MOSQUE (SATANOV)

In 1617 Satanov town and the castle was captured and partially destroyed by the Tatars, three decades later Cossacks of Bogdan Khmelnitsky have stormed the castle (citizens opened the gates of the city, but the garrison of the castle did not want to give up.) In 1676 the town and castle are being stormed by Turkish army. In the assault were significantly damaged fortifications and the castle-fortress.


OTTOMAN MOSQUE (KAMENETS-PODOLSK)

Kamenetz-Podolsky Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Peter and Paul Church) - Catholic cathedral in Kamenetz-Podolsk, a monument to the history of culture and architecture. During the period of Ottoman rule (1672-1699) the church became a main Muslim Mosque of Kamenetz-Podolsk (and possibly eyaleta). Additionally was built a minaret 36.5 m, with 145 stone steps.

CHERNIVTSY CITY AREA

FORMER OTTOMAN MOSQUE (KHOTYN CITY)

The Mosque was built during the Ottoman rule in the area in the years 1713-1806. Khotyn fortress was rebuilt and reinforced. To ensure the garrison with food and other supplies the fortress was ranked among hundreds of surrounding villages. On this basis, in 1715 and formed Khotyn Raya - territorial unit is directly subordinate to the Ottoman government. The area that was quite large. Along the Dniester river it stretched for 130 miles, and the breadth was 30-35 miles.

KIEV

MOSQUE “AR-RAKHMA”

Ar-Rakma (in Arabic‎‎ — Mercy) — first Mosque in Kiev that is a part of Islamic complex, which in addition to Al-Rakhma Mosque includes a housing DUMA, Madrassah and minaret. Located on a hillside on Tatarka Schekavitse and is designed for 3,000 people with an area of 3200 m ². The Mosque also has a minaret of 27 meters long.



Send application