Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin

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Al-Nabi Mosque of Qazvīn
MazyarAsadi-Nabi Mosque01.jpg
Religion
AffiliationShia Islam
ProvinceQazvīn Province
Location
LocationQazvīn, Iran
MunicipalityQazvīn County
Architecture
TypeMosque
Completed16th century
Interior area~14,000 m2 (150,000 sq ft)
Mosque in 1849

The al-Nabi Mosque (Persian: مسجد النبی قزوین‎ – Masjed al-Nabi, also known as: Persian: مسجد سلطانى‎ – Masjed-e Soltani) is a famous mosque in Qazvīn. The mosque has an area of about 14,000 m²,[1] and bears inscriptions indicating that Fath Ali Shah of the Qajar dynasty was the founder of the mosque. Other sources however indicate that the mosque has been in existence since the Safavid period. It is now believed that the architect of the structure was Ustad Mirza Shirazi with the date of construction being 1787. This glorious mosque also known as Masjed Nabi, Masjed Soltani or Masjed Shah.[2]

Specifications[edit]

Its double layered dome measures 15m in inner-diameter, with the top of the inner layer positioned at 20.83m above ground level, while the external apex is 23.25m high.

There was formerly an elevated minaret flanking the dome, of which the French explorer Madame Jane Dieulafoy had written. The mosque has four iwans in its courtyard.

The portal contains an inscription in nastaliq calligraphy dated 1787 CE. Similar to Qazvin's Masjed e Jame (Congregation Mosque), this mosque has a shabestan that is now used as a library.

See also[edit]

Entrance of Masjed al-Nabi, Qazvin, Iran.

References[edit]

  • Bozorg-nia, Zohreh (2004). Mimaran-i Iran. ISBN 964-7483-39-2.
  1. ^ "Al-Nabi Mosque in Qazvin". Mehr News Agency. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  2. ^ PersiaPort. "Al-Nabi Mosque of Qazvin". PersiaPort. Retrieved 2 February 2018.[permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 36°16′06″N 49°59′56″E / 36.26833°N 49.99889°E / 36.26833; 49.99889