Day 68: Hazroti Imom Mosque

The Hast Imam ensemble may be one of the most important religious sites in the Islamic world, but you won't hear much about it outside of Uzbekistan.  Hosting the oldest known copy of the Quran, and a strand of hair from the Prophet Muhammad, Hast Imam is the heart of muslim Tashkent.  This sprawling architectural complex, … Continue reading Day 68: Hazroti Imom Mosque

Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent

It's hard to find "old" Tashkent, but seeking it out is certainly worth the effort. 50 years ago, an earthquake damaged the city, and opportunistic Soviet planners used the seismic event (described in various magnitudes depending on the source) as an excuse to bulldoze the old town and build a social modernist utopia. Today, wide avenues and … Continue reading Khast Imam Complex – Tashkent