Abdul Rahman Mosque, Kabul

Abdul Rahman Mosque, Kabul (must see)

Abdul Rahman Mosque is one of the most recently constructed mosques in Afghanistan. It was privately financed by a well-known and respected entrepreneur, Haji Abdul Rahman, after whom the mosque was subsequently named. It was his lifelong dream and last wish to build a mosque. He lived to see the works begin, but passed away in 2002. The mosque bearing his name was opened for religious services 10 years later, a couple of weeks before the month of Ramadan. Ghulam Farooq, a renowned and very talented Afghan engineer, worked on the design of the building. The mosque has three prayer halls on different floors, a big learning center and an open terrace, and can serve up to 10,000 people at a time. The mosque features 20 domes, each having a hand-made brass chandelier with hundreds of light bulbs illuminating the rooms. The largest dome is above the main prayer hall. It is majestic and has a golden finish on the exterior, 44 arched windows around it, and Quran verses in elegant Islamic lettering decorating its interior. Abdul Rahman Mosque is a stunning work of art and a definite must-see.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Abdul Rahman Mosque
Sight Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Sight Type: Religious Site
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Kabul, Afghanistan

Create Your Own Walk in Kabul

Create Your Own Walk in Kabul

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City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Set in a valley one mile above sea level, surrounded by mountains, Kabul, the capital and the largest city of Afghanistan, has been around for over 3,500 years, seeing many conquerors wanting to establish their presence in this valley due to its strategic location between Southern and Central Asia. Despite the ongoing military conflict in the country, today's Kabul is the fifth fastest growing city in the world with a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multi-lingual population of over 3 million. This Orientation Walk will guide you through the sites of the city that are still in good condition or have been restored lately, and are within a walking distance from each other. Please keep in mind that Kabul is still a war zone, and any visit to this city should be meticulously planned and effected with extreme caution.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km