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

Tekyeh (Persian: تکیه) is a place where Shiite gather for mourning of 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 tekyehs in the Qajar era.[2]


  1. ^ Juan Eduardo Campo (1 January 2009). Encyclopedia of Islam. Infobase Publishing. pp. 318–. ISBN 978-1-4381-2696-8.
  2. ^ a b Chelkowski, Peter. "TAʿZIA". http://www.iranicaonline.org. Retrieved 5 October 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "History og Tekyeh in Tehran". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. ^ "The lucrative business of mourning in Iran". Retrieved 5 October 2015.