Restored Ahat Jami Mosque opened in Donetsk
The opening ceremony of the Cathedral Mosque in Donetsk was held on June 15, the official website of the Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Crimea (SDMC) reported.
The event was attended by representatives of religious organizations in Ukraine and abroad, the authorities, and representatives of the SDMC Eider Ismailov and Ryza Haniyev.
In 1993, the Star of the Prophet Muslim community was established in Odesa. In 1994, the community laid the foundation of the first mosque in the region – Ibn Fadlan. The builders used one of Istanbul mosques as inspiration.
The main patron was Ahat Bragin Hafizovich. After his death on October 15, 1995, the mosque was named in his honor.
Initially, there was to be only one minaret, but at the request of and with funding from Rinat Akhmetov, two were built, one of which was named after Rinat Akhmetov.
The official opening of the Ahat Jami Mosque was held on September 3, 1999.
It was the first mosque built in the Donbas. Later mosques were built in Torez (2000), Shahtarsk (2001), Sverdlovsk (2002), Alchevsk (2003), Horlivka, Stakhanov, Mariupol (2007), Anthracite, Brianka, Lugansk (2010).