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The medieval "Tekyeh Mir Chakhmagh", Yazd, Iran.

A tekyeh (Persian: تکیه‎) is a place where Shiite Muslims gather to mourn muharram.[1][2][3] Such places are particularly found in Iran.[4] They are usually traditionally designed with observable elements of Persian architecture. Tehran is said to have had up to 50 tekyeh in the Qajar era.[2] There are tekyeh in almost every Iranian city. They look like mosques but are used during the month of Muharram.


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  2. ^ a b Chelkowski, Peter. "TAʿZIA". www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  3. ^ "History og Tekyeh in Tehran". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ "The lucrative business of mourning in Iran". Retrieved 5 October 2015.