Al-Nabi Mosque, Qazvin
|Al-Nabi Mosque of Qazvīn|
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The al-Nabi Mosque (Persian: مسجد النبی قزوین – Masjed al-Nabi, also known as: Persian: مسجد سلطانى – Masjed-e Soltani) is a famous mosque in Qazvīn. The mosque has an area of about 14,000 m², 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.
Its 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.
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