Moshir mosque

Shekoufeh Ahmadi January 11, 2021
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Moshir Mosque is one the many buildings in Shiraz that belongs to of Qajar period. Haji Mirza Abul Hassan Khan Mushir al-Molk, the governor of Fars, completed it in 1849. This mosque is similar to Vakil Mosque in terms of architecture. In the northern part of the mosque, there is a small nave where the walls and the ceiling are covered with colored tiles. The roof and its two northern corners are also tiled. At the front of the nave, there is a high arch on which Quran verses are written in calligraphy on tiles. The altar of this nave is also tiled with written Islamic verses on a marble stone. In the middle, there is a pool which is covered from the edge to the bottom with solid stone. On the south side, there are eight columns, the base of each decorated with stones that have eight different Islamic carvings on them. The second floor is built only on the north and east sides of the building. There are rooms on both sides, most of which are connected to one another.

In a Nutshell

Moshir Mosque is one of the religious tourist attractions in Fars province, considered the most beautiful mosque from Qajar period in Shiraz. The parallel design of its buildings is surely interesting to look at. It has several naves and two two-story rooms, that were used for students of religious sciences in the past.

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