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Last updated: 08 Jan 2017

Malik-Azhdar Mosque, Shakhrisabz, Uzbekistan



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Malik-Azhdar is situated among apartment houses in the northwestern part of Shahrizabz's historical center. According to a legend it arose near a tomb of Arabian commander Malik-Azhdar. As well as Khodja Mirhamid Khanaka, Malik Azhdar mosque complex served as a madrasah in the past. It is confirmed by the fact that its khudjras were built on the perimeter and covered with little doms. Malik Azhdar mosque has a classical composition of Islamic cult construction. It symbolizes basic elements of the universe: terrestrial house for pray, greens of trees, water of 'hauz', dome, going to the sky, columns of aivananda minaret.
Malik-Azhdar Mosque
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