Nasir-ol-molk Mosque(Redirected from Nasir ol Molk Mosque)
The Nasir al-Mulk Mosque (Persian: مسجد نصیر الملک Masjed-i Nasir al-Mulk), also known as the Pink Mosque (مسجد صورتی Masjed-i Surati), is a traditional mosque in Shiraz, Iran. It is located in Gawd-i Arabān quarter, near Shāh Chérāgh Mosque. It was built under the Qajar Persia.
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The mosque includes extensive colored glass in its facade, and displays other traditional elements such as the Panj Kāse ("five concaved") design. It is named in popular culture as the Pink Mosque, due to the usage of considerable pink color tiles for its interior design.
The mosque was built during the Qajar era, and is still in use under protection by Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. It was built from 1876 to 1888, by the order of Mirzā Hasan Ali (Nasir ol Molk), a Qajar ruler. The designers were Mohammad Hasan-e-Memār, an Iranian architect, and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz-e-Širāzi.
Restoration, protection, and maintenance of this monument is being continued by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk. The colorful windows and doors are handcrafted by carpenter master Hajj Mirza Ayat.
Media related to Nasir-ol-molk Mosque at Wikimedia Commons
- Mosque of Whirling Colours: A Mixture of Architecture and Art in Nasīr al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran Archived 2016-05-11 at the Wayback Machine., Cem Nizamoglu, MuslimHeritage.com
- CNN: Why your next vacation could be in Iran, Frederik Pleitgen – July 14, 2015
- Stunning Mosque In Iran Becomes A Magnificent Kaleidoscope When The Sun Rises, DeMilked Magazine