To commemorate the legendary mosque of the Khanate of Kazan period, the Qol Sharif Mosque was erected in 2005 in the Kazan Kremlin. Along with the Christian Orthodox Annunciation Cathedral, it is a symbol of rapprochement of the two religions. The interior of the mosque is capable of holding 1,500 people.
The cupola of the main building bears a resemblance to the «Kazanskaya shapka» (hat) worn by the Khans of old. The interior of the mosque features a beautiful 2.5 ton chandelier made in the Czech Republic according to sketches by Tatarstan artists. The parquetry is lined with magnificent Persian carpets. On top of everything else, the mosque features a beautiful nighttime illumination. Apart from the mosque itself, this five-story building houses a museum of Islamic culture.
Only a few descriptions and drawings of the ancient mosque have survived to the present. It was headed by Seid Qol Sharif. He conducted the defense of the city and was killed during the siege of Kazan. According to legend, the silhouette of the burned-down mosque made such an impression on the attackers that they decided to immortalize its memory in the layout of the Cathedral of Saint Basil the Blessed, which was erected to commemorate the capture of Kazan.
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