The mosque was built in 2004 in a semi-traditional Islamic style, built in stone in the forms of late classicism. The mosque is made in white, and the windows and stained glass windows are a separate composition that gives the mosque an even more majestic appearance. It traditionally has one minaret, from which the call to prayer sounds five times a day, has four blue domes with sharp tips. The mosque is a one-story prayer hall with a semicircular projection of the mihrab on the south side. On the northern side of the hall there is a minaret surrounded by galleries. From this minaret, a call to prayer is read every Friday, which is heard throughout the neighborhood and calls parishioners to perform Friday prayers.
Description of the Vainakh Mosque
In the courtyard there is a gazebo with a similar blue dome. It has an elegant pencil-shaped minaret, cream walls, trim and blue domes — one of the examples of Ottoman architecture found in many cities around the world. Inside the mosque there is one large hall that can accommodate from 100 to 300 people. A green carpet is spread out in the hall, on which places for holding prayers are marked and benches for parishioners are placed along the edges of the hall. The short axis of the mosque leading to the mihrab (a niche pointing towards Mecca) is designed as a transept, and a dome is installed at its intersection with the central nave.
ONE OF THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF THE MOSQUE IS THAT “VAINAKH” IS THE ONLY MOSQUE IN ALMATY IN WHICH THE MAJORITY OF PARISHIONERS PROFESS SHAFI’I MADHHAB, WHICH IS COMMON AMONG THE CAUCASIAN PEOPLES.
THE VAINAKH MOSQUE IS ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST REPRESENTATIVES OF CHECHEN ISLAMIC CULTURE NOT ONLY IN ALMATY, BUT THROUGHOUT KAZAKHSTAN.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND BRIGHT EXTERIOR DESIGN OF THE BUILDING, MEMORABLE FOR ITS ORIGINALITY, ATTRACTS THE ATTENTION OF MANY TOURISTS AND GUESTS OF THE CITY.