TASHKENT, April 9. /“Dunyo” IA/. Yesterday, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited Islamic Civilization Center in Tashkent, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to the press service of the President of Uzbekistan, on June 15, 2018, on the holiday of Ramadan Hayit, the President laid the first stone in the foundation of the Islamic Civilization Center. The Head of the state again visited the complex today, on one of the days of the holy Ramadan.
The center impresses with both scale and content. Its construction has been going on for almost four years. The complex has three floors and is built according to the ancient historical monuments of our people. There is a huge dome in the center of the building with symmetrical facades on four sides. Finishing work is underway.
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev examined the activities carried out. Decor elements and warm colors like ancient madrasahs were used in the design of the building.
The Head of the state noted the need for paying special attention not only to the quality construction of the complex but also to its content.
“We didn’t come here today in vain, on Friday, in the holy month of Ramadan. What was conceived in this bright month comes true. In recent years, we have gone through severe trials. But the work didn’t stop here. Why are we building this? To broaden our horizons, strengthen the pride of our people, show what a great people we are”, said Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
It was noted that the Islamic Civilization Center will reflect the spiritual and enlightenment power of our people.
“Last year, we opened the Uzbekistan GTL plant in Kashkadarya and showed the world the economic strength of our country. And this center will remain a symbol of the spiritual and educational power of our people”, the President said.
The Head of the state got acquainted with the samples of decorations and inscriptions on the walls. He noted the expediency of writing at the top of the gate verses calling for peace, knowledge, and upbringing.
Information about the constituent parts of the Islamic Civilization Center was presented. On the first floor, there will be a museum warehouse, premises for the storage and restoration of ancient manuscripts and artifacts, a publishing house, and bookstores.
The second floor will become the main exhibition area of the complex. The History of Islam Museum will consist of 9 sections. The Uthman Quran – the pearl of the Islamic world will be placed in the center of the building, under a 65-meter dome. The remaining 8 sections will be placed around this hall – “Central Asia in the pre-Islamic period”, “The spread of Islam in Central Asia”, “Education”, “Science”, “Architecture and urban planning”, “Arts and crafts”, “Traditions” and “Third Renaissance – New Uzbekistan”.
There will be also a conference hall with 550 seats.
The President visited the “Science” section and gave recommendations on the wide and effective promotion of the legacy of the great ancestors-scientists.
The Head of the state went up to the third floor and inspected the construction of the library, scientific departments, and administrative premises of the Islamic Academy.
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