Nasir ol Molk Mosque
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|Nasir ol Molk Mosque|
Exterior of the main entrance
The Nasir ol Molk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملک – Masjed e Nasir ol Molk), also known as the Pink Mosque, is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located at the district of Gowad-e-Arabān, near Šāh Čerāq Mosque.
The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse ("five concaved") design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.
The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler. The designers were Mohammad Hasan e Memār and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz e Širāzi.
Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. This foundation is one of the largest in Fars Province, and is under the administration of Mr. Mahmud Qavam. The foundation actively devotes most of its yearly income towards feeding the poor during and after the religious ceremonies of Moharram and Safar, and towards the renovation and upkeep of the mosque.
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