Jameh Mosque

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  • Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran 2020-10-17 18:01

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Ten gorgeous mosques to visit in Iran

    TEHRAN – Cascades of photogenic domes and minarets can be seen in every corner of Iran as inseparable elements of mosques some of which widely known as timeless benchmarks of the Islamic architecture.

  • Jameh Mosque of Saveh 2020-08-21 21:30

    Jameh Mosque of Saveh undergoes partial restoration

    TEHRAN – A partial restoration and renovation work has been commenced on the 12th-century Jameh Mosque of Saveh, which is sometimes referred to as “a museum of Islamic architecture”.

  • Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran 2020-08-19 18:54

    (Part 2/8); Tasht Gozari in Ardabil

    Muharram mourning: A glimpse of indigenous rituals across Iran

    One of the most famous rituals in Ardabil is Tasht Gozari during the mourning season of Muharram. People of Ardabil, who are Azeri, love Imam Hussein (AS) and his young brother Hazrat Abulfazl Abbas (AS). Before Muharram, people in Ardabil begin Tasht Gozari ritual, which is dated back to several years ago. People in other cities near Ardabil also hold Tasht Gozari ritual.

  • Visit Jameh Mosque of Ardestan one of earliest Islamic structures in central Iran  2020-07-14 18:07

    Visit Jameh Mosque of Ardestan one of earliest Islamic structures in central Iran 

    TEHRAN - The Jameh Mosque of Ardestan, which is named after an ancient oasis town of the same name in central Iran, is of high historical importance as it incorporates successive architectural styles of the Sassanids, Buyids, Seljuks, and Safavids.

  • A walk through Jameh Mosque of Hamedan 2019-08-23 19:38

    A walk through Jameh Mosque of Hamedan

    TEHRAN - Photos show interior and exterior views of Jameh Mosque of Hamedan, August 20, 2019.

  • Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more 2019-07-15 23:56

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Islamic architecture? Sure, but Na’in’s old mosque offers so much more

    Well regarded for its hospitable people, handicrafts, and ancient qanats (manmade subterranean aqueducts that brings water from the mountains), Na’in dates back to nearly 2000 years, which makes it one of the oldest continuously settled towns in the Iranian plateau.

  • Stepping into Fahraj mosque, one of the oldest Islamic structures in Iran 2019-06-24 12:33

    Stepping into Fahraj mosque, one of the oldest Islamic structures in Iran

    TEHRAN –Standing tall in Iran’s Yazd province, Jameh Mosque of Fahraj, which dates over 1400 years, is of great significance as one of the oldest extant mosques in Iran. It represents an important evolutionary stage in mosque construction from very modest materials to wooden roofs on arcades, finally to full scale vaulting with permanent materials.

  •  A view of Imam Khomeini Sq. in Hamedan, west central Iran. 2019-06-02 19:29

    Six places to visit in Hamedan

    TEHRAN – The west central Iranian city of Hamedan, never falls short of offering cultural heritage sites to its visitors. Scenic natural landscapes, traditional restaurants, public gardens and colorful outdoor markets and more importantly, its hospitable people make for an unexpected slice of the city.