Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin

Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin

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Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin

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The al-Nabi Mosque ( - Masjed al-Nabi, also known as: - Masjed-e Soltani) is a famous mosque in Qazvīn. The mosque has an area of about 14,000m², and bears inscriptions indicating that Fath Ali Shah of the Qajar dynasty was the founder of the mosque. Other sources however indicate that the mosque has been in existence since the Safavid period. It is now believed that the architect of the structure was Ustad Mirza Shirazi with the date of construction being 1787.

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It's double layered dome measures 15m in inner-diameter, with the top of the inner layer positioned at 20.83m above ground level, while the external apex is 23.25m high.

There formerly used to be an elevated minaret flanking the dome to which the French explorer Madame Dieulafoy has written of. The mosque has four iwans in its courtyard.

The portal contains an inscription in Nastaligh script calligraphy dated 1787 CE. Similar to Qazvin's Masjed e Jame , this mosque has a shabestan that is now used as a library.

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