Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov ordered the construction of a madrasah at the mosque of the city of Arkadag

On January 15, Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov , at the request of the head of the State Committee for the Construction of the City of Arkadag Deryageldi Orazov and Hyakim Shamuhammet Durdylyev , held a meeting on the construction of the main mosque in the new capital of Akhal velayat, the state information agency TDH reports .

The ex-president was shown the projects of the mosque, diagrams of its location, design sketches, including interior decoration, as well as buildings for sadaqah. Officials spoke about the technical characteristics of the mosque, its height, area, color scheme and landscaping of the surrounding area.

“ Hadji Arkadag , having familiarized himself with the projects and drawings of the new mosque, emphasized the appropriateness of building a madrasah school under it,” the TDH notes.

As usual, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a number of adjustments and proposals for their implementation to the submitted projects.

The Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty noted that the construction of the main mosque in the center of the Akhal velayat would be a "historic event" and instructed "after consulting with respected elders and experts to determine the day of laying a new spiritual temple and holding a festive sadak on this occasion." He also recalled that the first mosque was built in the Mary velayat, and this tradition continued in all velayats.

It was also instructed to consult with the clergy and respected elders regarding the location of the mihrab - a niche in the inner wall of the mosque, indicating the direction towards Mecca.

Then the ex-president arrived directly at the construction site of the mosque. The TDH notes that "the site for the construction of the main mosque was chosen in October last year in accordance with Arkadag's recommendations and national principles ." The tender for its construction was won by the Altyn Economic Society.

“ Haji Arkadag recommended starting construction work on a blessed day, facing the Kaaba , which corresponds to the commitment of the people to their age-old traditions ,” the publication adds.

Finally, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov drove around the city by car and "examined the options for inscriptions on buildings, their features and color design."

On December 8, the Office of the Mufti of Turkmenistan opened a special charitable account in the Bank "Turkmenistan" for donations for the construction of a mosque in the new capital of Akhal velayat.

• On December 3, the ex-president held a working meeting with members of the Milli Gengesh and ministers on the theme of the inauguration of the new city, at which he instructed the chairman of the Central Bank , Toyly Myalikov, to analyze the expenditure of funds allocated for the construction of the city and use the saved money to build a new mosque.

• Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov approved the proposal to build a mosque in June and instructed that 5.5 thousand people could pray there at the same time.

It should be noted that on January 16, the newspaper "Neutral Turkmenistan" published information that the international tender for the construction of the mosque was won by the HO "Altyn", as well as a reminder that citizens of the country can donate money for its construction.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan