Vakil Mosque

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  • A view of Agha Bozorg Mosque in Kashan, central Iran 2021-06-30 18:26

    7 beautiful mosques for your must-visit list in Iran

    TEHRAN – Picturesque domes, minarets, vibrant colors, intricate tilework, and welcoming atmosphere are inseparable elements of mosques in every corner of Iran.

  • A painting by French architect Pascal Coste, who visited Isfahan in c. 1840, depicts the main courtyard and two iwans of the Imam Mosque (then the Shah Mosque) in the central Iranian city. 2020-08-22 00:04

    By Afshin Majlesi

    On the occasion of World Mosque Day

    Fifty-one years ago, on August 21, 1969, an extremist set fire to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, which is of very high significance for Muslims as once being their first qibla or direction of prayer. The fire swept through an area of nearly 1500 square meters of the mosque, burning an ancient pulpit, altar, arches, pillars, walls, and ultimately causing a collapse.

  • Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz 2019-04-27 20:11

    Masjed-e Vakil: A bustling tourist destination in Shiraz

    TEHRAN – A trip to Shiraz without a visit to Masjed-e Vakil (Vakil Mosque), which is part of a bigger 18th-century ensemble, may be tantamount to a trip to Istanbul while missing the Blue Mosque.