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Shiraz Nasir al-Molk Mosque – a banquet of light and color


This mosque is situated at the end of the Lotfali Khan-e-Zand Street. Nasirol Molk who was one of the elite of Shiraz, is the founder of this mosque. This mosque is unique for its tile work and architecture. The construction work of mosque began in 1293 AH. and was finally terminated in 1305 AH., by Mohammad Hassan Me’mar and Mohammad Reza Kashi Paz Shirazi .

Shiraz Nasir al-Molk Mosque – a banquet of light and color
Shiraz Nasir al-Molk Mosque – a banquet of light and color
ID : N-3938 Date : 2019/01/11 – 09:30
– Nasir al-Molk Mosque is one of the masterpieces of Islamic architecture located in Shiraz, one of the southern cities of Iran. The most remarkable characteristic of the mosque is its stained glass which creates a beautiful rainbow under your feet with the reflection of light on the carpet.

The colorful tilework of the mosque, mostly in pink, has earned it the nickname of Pink Mosque. As it was not common to use pink tiles in Iran’s historical mosques, the pink tilework has given a special reputation to the Nasir al-Molk Mosque.



The construction work of the mosque started in 1876 and lasted for 12 years. The complex includes the mosque, a house, a bathhouse and a cistern. The façade has two large arches decorated with colorful tiles. A large pond is in the middle of the front yard and two large wooden doors are placed a few steps further. You will see the astonishing beauty of the mosque when you enter its main hall where different colors and lights play together.

Nasir al-Molk Mosque has two shabestan. One is for the summer time and the other for the winter. When you look at the western shabestan ceiling, you will find various floral designs drawn around a number of Quranic verses, while the eastern shabestan ceiling has beautiful tilework.

You will also feel comfort when you look at the marble stones and cyan tiles used in the floor of the altar. The shabestan has seven simple pillars with an arcade of eight arches porch separating the mosque from the yard. The arches are covered with floral and colorful designs decorated with Quranic verses.




Writer : Arvin Abadi

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