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The women of Ishqabad in front of one of the nine doors of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

The women of Ishqabad in front of one of the nine doors of the Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

This view of the Baha'i House of Worship is after it was confiscated by the Soviets in 1929 and used as an art museum.

This view of the Baha'i House of Worship is after it was confiscated by the Soviets in 1929 and used as an art museum.

Details of the dome (showing five pointed stars representing the Bab) and of the two minarets, which are not used by Baha'is and so were decorative only.

Details of the dome (showing five pointed stars representing the Bab) and of the two minarets, which are not used by Baha'is and so were decorative only.

Construction photo of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad.

Construction photo of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad.

The album features the Baha'i House of Worship of Ishqabad, currently Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.  The photographs are also featured in the book Years of Silence: Baha'is in the USSR 1938-1946 by Asadullah Alizad

The album features the Baha'i House of Worship of Ishqabad, currently Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. The photographs are also featured in the book Years of Silence: Baha'is in the USSR 1938-1946 by Asadullah Alizad

An interior view of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad

An interior view of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad

The interior dome of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad

The interior dome of the Baha'i House of Worship in Ishqabad

Ustad Muhammad Rida Yazdi, architect of the Ishqabad Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

Ustad Muhammad Rida Yazdi, architect of the Ishqabad Mashriqu'l-Adhkár

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