Nurd Kamal Mosque

Nurd Kamal Mosque

Nurd Kamal Mosque
  • The Nord Kamal Mosque is the largest Musjid in the city of Norilsk, Russia. It is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most northernly-situated Musjid in the world. It was built by businessman Mukhtad Bekmeyev, an ethnic Tatar native of Norilsk, who named it after his father Nuritdin and mother Gaynikamal. It was designed by a local architect, Josef Muire, with funds provided by British philanthropist Stephen Trantham, and was opened for prayers in 1998. Its architecture is Turkish-style with a minaret and central dome.


  • The architecture of the Musjid, built according to a custom design, is different from traditional Musjids, because of the special climatic conditions of the Far North, such as permafrost. For example, Norilsk’s minaret tower, which is generally supposed to have a round shape, has a square base, because in such walls, the bricks do not freeze and they are more resistant to wind loads.


  • Norilsk has a Muslim population of about 50,000, mostly migrants from Azerbaijan and Dagestan, although it is shrinking due to the area’s harsh environment and unfavorable work opportunities.

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