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Teleshayakh Mosque

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Address: Zarkaynar Street, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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A Beautiful Mosque with tthe World's oldest surviving Koran

This is Tashkent's main religious district. The mosque and several buildings are located around a large courtyard, all nicely renovated and well maintained. The mosque itself is... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Paulette A
Glass House Mountains, Australia
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is Tashkent's main religious district. The mosque and several buildings are located around a large courtyard, all nicely renovated and well maintained. The mosque itself is beautiful, but close by is the Mosque library which contains the Uthman Koran dating from 655AD. it is a huge book with originally containing 353 pages, however a few are located elsewhere now.... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Well worth a visit. This was our second sight visited after the earthquake memorial and it has several buildings of interest in the immediate vicinity. You'll probably need a taxi ride to get to it to avoid a long walk in the Uzbek summer heat. The most remarkable thing inside is the Uthman Qur'an, which is believed to be the... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Functioning 16th c mosque whose main attraction, apart from the building itself, is the famous Uthman Qur'an which is thought to be the oldest in the world. Also has a small library containing examples of Qur'ans from around the world (and in some surprising languages too). Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Best historical 16th century mosque. Clean area and well maintain place to spend 1-2 hrs time in evening or early morning.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beautiful mosque. We visited this on the beginning of our tour so was our first glimpse of stereotypical central Asian architecture. It is lovely with a mausoleum of someone famous (can't remember who!) nearby. Also some pretty gardens and Islamic school in vicinity. We did not go in so cant comment on that but we visited when the sun was... More 

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New York, NY
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is the place that the Uthman Qur’an, believed to be the oldest known copy of the Qur’an which is believed to have been in the possession of Uthman and Ali. This great literary treasure is located in Tashkent Uzbekistan

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

This mosque has a large and impressive collection of historic Korans. The Uthman Koran is considered by Sunni Moslems to be the oldest Koran in the world. (Shiite Muslims disagree on this.) It was written on deerskin 19 years after Mohammed's death.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great area to walk around, near lots of other parkland. Can be bit warm on sunny day. If you've never been to a macro mosque good one to start with. Great photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with a really nice guide. It adds value. You hear the story on the spot and get a sense for the place if you bring a guide. Here you can see one of 4 of the old Koran's (big I believe around 35 kg and on silk paper and a nice story about blood and power), the... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Come to see this mosque as part of the Khast-Imam complex. This mosque is set in what once was the old city of Tashkent. You do not get the sense that you are in an acient place, but there is great crafts shopping to do behind this mosque.

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