On December 5, 2014 in Almaty, the opening of the new Baiken Mosque took place at the intersection of Rozybakiev and Zhandosov Streets.
The mosque was named after the statesman of the Kazakh SSR Baiken Ashimov. One of the mosques in Kazakhstan, it is considered to be the most consistent with the canons of Islamic architecture among 43 mosques in Almaty. The mosque was built in the traditional Islamic style, has 4 minarets and is crowned with a golden dome. The walls of the mosque are richly decorated with oriental ornaments. The Baiken Mosque is the largest mosque in the Bostandyk district of the city. The mosque is able to content 3000 people and covers an area of more than 6000 square meters. The mosque and internal architecture are designed to create very good and high-quality acoustic sound on modern sound equipment. The mosque houses a large central dome and four minarets around the perimeter. Being modern and comfortable, it has rightfully become one of the most beautiful mosques not only in Almaty, but also all over Kazakhstan.
The mosque has day and night lighting and is the 39th place of worship in Almaty. The mosque has a classic zoning: the central part is occupied by the main prayer hall, in the upper part of the mosque there is a women’s hall. The Bayken Mosque does not have a courtyard, as is customary in most mosques in Central Asia. At the same time, you can actually enter the mosque from all sides. There is a separate locker room and shoe cabinets for each entrance. For the guests of the city, the mosque is of interest as a monument of construction art and national culture, is a meeting place for believers and worship services. The mosque attracts under its arches not only believers, but also travelers who are interested in beautiful architectural structures that bring a unique originality to the ensemble of city streets. The minarets of the Bayken Mosque are visible from the far outskirts of the city of Almaty and noticeably ennoble the surroundings.