Cathedral mosque in the center of Kazan will become a social center
President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev familiarized himself with the progress of repair and restoration work carried out in the complex of the cathedral mosque Mardjani of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims, located in the historical center of Kazan - in the Old Tatar settlement.
M.Shaimiev highly appreciated the work on the restoration of the old mosque and the restoration of the complex as a whole. He also supported the plans of the DUM leadership regarding its further development. “The Mardzhani mosque has always been radiant,” said the president of the republic.
The restoration and reconstruction of the mosque was carried out at the expense of budgets of various levels and sponsors. The total cost of the work is more than 150 million rubles. According to the federal program “Preservation and Development of the Historical Center of Kazan”, 135 million were allocated, the Kazan Mayor's Office allocated 2.5 million rubles, and a new female wing was built for sponsorship.Now, 300 men and 200 women can gather at the mosque for namaz.
In addition to the prayer halls in the mosque, a multifunctional conference room with 130 seats, a small meeting room, training classes for 100 shakirds (students in the Kazan Islamic College of Boys and Girls) and a hostel with 40 seats for non-residents are equipped.
In the near future, the leadership of the DUM of Tatarstan plans to create a social center around the mosque, which will include a prayer and ritual square, a house-museum of Mardzhani with a library, a hotel with 25 rooms, the House of Imams, a Muslim kindergarten "Marzhen" ("Businka") an orphanage, a home for the elderly, craft shops, a production building, a sports campus, a trading house, the Asia Cafe, a Muslim restaurant, as well as an internal garden and an equipped pier on the nearby Kaban Lake.