Masjid-e Imam (formerly Masjid-e Shah) is a congregational mosque located in the historic bazaar of Tehran. Fath Ali Shah Qajar commissioned the building, which is dated to 1824/1240 AH in an inscription.
This elegant mosque, with its iconic blue-tiled mosaics and its perfect proportions, forms a visually stunning monument at the head of Esfahan's main square. Unblemished since its construction 400 years ago, it stands as a monument to the vision of Shah Abbas I and the accomplishments of the Safavid dynasty.
Founded under Fath-Ali Shah in the 1820s, this mosque is a large courtyard affair with four iwans at the cardinal points – the higher east and west ones offer a measured use of restrained colored brickwork. On Friday mornings the courtyard is filled with colorful carpets to prepare for lunchtime prayers.
Imam Mosque (known as Shah Mosque before 1979 revolution) is a part of the complex of Naqsh-e Jahan Square (the main attraction of Isfahan). It is regarded as one of the masterpieces of Persian architecture in the Islamic era.
Shah-ali Mosque (Masjed-e Shaah Ali) mosque was constructed under the orders of Malek Shamseddin Ali, in the year 847 AH. In this mosque two epigraphs can be noted. One displays the name of the founder of the mosque, by the name of Shah Ali and one of ...
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