January 11, 2021
Dating back to Qajar period, Nasir Al-Molk Mosque is located in Gawd-i Arabān neighborhood. Its architecture was the work of Mohammad Hassan Memar. Its construction took about 12 years from 1914 to 1926. Nasir Al-Molk buildings include a mosque, a house, a bath and a water tank. Most of the complex was demolished during the construction of the street and new buildings were built on it. What is left of Nasir al-Molk's house now includes the main hall, part of the inner courtyard, the outer part, and the basement. The Mirrors Hall is built symmetrically and has two sashes on both sides. (A sash is a kind of old door that has a special frame and opens and closes with going up and down). On the other two sides of the hall, there is a central royal residence that opens into two adjacent rooms. The sky of its nave is decorated with patterns such as flowers and shrubs and a few verses of the Quran. The rooms are covered with a combination of Iranian and European patterns. The ceiling of each floor is tiled and has European style paintings.
Nasir Al-Molk Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in Shiraz. The colored glass windows cast colorful shadows on the floor, making it a photographer’s paradise. The masonry and decoration of the nave are inspired by Vakil Mosque and Moshir Mosque.