to see the largest printed Quran in the world
to visit the ancient city of Bolgar, which is the UNESCO World Heritage Site
On the day of arrival we will get acquainted with the most iconic places in the Islam’s history of Kazan. You will see the most ancient Mardzhani mosque, the nice Azimov mosque, the long-suffering Zabagan mosque, a “pearl” of Kazan – the new Irek mosque. While having an excursion around the Kazan Kremlin, you will enter the main city’s mosque – Kul Sharif. Furthermore, you will know the history of Kazan and the Tatar people.
On the second day, we will go to the “Russian Mecca” – the ancient city of Bolgar, where Islam was adopted in 922. You will see the world’s largest printed Quran weighing half a ton and visit the magnificent White Mosque. You will also learn a lot about the history of the Volga Bulgarians – the ancestors of the modern Kazan Tatars and the state of Volga Bulgaria – the first Muslim state in Europe.
Back to Kazan we will visit the modern mosque “Yardem”, which is the one of such kind. The mosque is a whole complex with a prayer hall, a hostel for nonresidents, computer labs, a library, and a mini-printing house. People with disabilities study here. After lunch you may visit a Muslim fashion workshop, attend a class on Arabic calligraphy and order a generic or personal family sign – tughra. In the end, we will finish our trip visiting the National Complex “Tugan Avylym”, which is translated from Tatar as the “Home Village”.