Almaty Central Mosque is one of the biggest mosques in Almaty and in Kazakhstan. Intended for 7000 guests, it was based on the site of the old mosque that dated to 1890 and burst into flames in 1987.
The establishment of the mosque was documented in 1993, and development was finished in 1999. In 2000, the vast arch was enhanced by verses from the Quran rendered by Turkish calligraphers.
On December 22, 2006, the National Bank of Kazakhstan portrayed the mosque on a constrained version 500-tenge coin of sterling silver.