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    مسجد نصیرالملک

    The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque is a historical mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place (near the famous Shah Cheragh mosque). Nasir al-Mulk Mosque is the most outstanding architectural examples of the Qajar era with absolutely beautiful prayer room decorated with stained glass windows and tiled ceilings. Its colored tilings (unusually deep shade of Persian Blue) are exquisite. Also called the Pink Mosque, the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque diorama simulates the gereh-chini style, where frames of wood and panels of glass are set next to each other in mostly geometrical designs. Locally called: Masjed-e Naseer ol Molk, the mosque was built as one of the most elegant mosques in south of Iran in a period of 12 years (1872-1884) by the order of a nobleman called Mirza Ali Hassan whose royal title was Nasirolmolk. The arches of Nasir-al-Mulk mosque are made of bricks. The bricks are covered by a layer of plaster, which, in turn, is covered by glazed tile. (Wikipedia) - Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque Basic information Location Affiliation Province Municipality Status Architectural description Architectural type Completed
    مسجد نصیر الملك
    Shiraz, Iran
    Shia Islam
    Fars Province
    Shiraz County

    The Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملك‎ - Masjed-e Naseer ol Molk) or Pink Mosque is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran, located in Goade-e-Araban place (near the famous Shah Cheragh mosque). The mosque was built during the Qājār era, and is still in use under protection by Nasir al Mulk''s Endowment Foundation. It was built by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk, one of the lords of the Qajar Dynasty, in 1876 and was finished in 1888. The designers were Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi.

    The mosque extensively uses colored glass in its facade, and it displays other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves) in its design. It is also named in popular culture as Pink Mosque due to the usage of beautiful pink color tiles for its interior design.



    Restoration, protection and maintenance of this valuable monument, observing all international standards on historical places, has duly begun and is continuing by The Nasir Al-Molk Endowment Foundation. This foundation is one of the largest in Fars Province and is under the administration of Mr. Mahmood Ghavam. The foundation actively devotes most of its yearly income towards feeding the poor during and after the religious ceremonies of Muharram and Safar and towards the renovation and upkeep of this precious mosque.


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