Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque (built in 1603-1619) is one of the most well-known historical mosques in the city of Isfahan, and the historical complex of Naqsh-e Jahan Square, that was built during the Safavid period.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque          Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

This mosque is a masterpiece of architecture and tilework of the eleventh century hijri which was created by Mater Mohammad Reza Isfahani, one of the famous architects of that era.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque          Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

This mosque is due to the fact that it has no minarets and no entrance shabestan (courtyard), and its entrance has the stairs, it is not similar to the other mosques. The mosque is facing the Ali Qapu Palace; it has led to the fact that it is not possible to design a courtyard or shebstan facing the qibla to be used for prayer (invocation).

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque          Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

According to Lewis A. Cann, a world famous architect at visiting the Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan: “I can only imagine such a work in the fantasy world, with an Ink of gold and silver.”

Arthur Upham Pope in the Book of Art of Iran, wrote; It is hard to say that this work is a product of human hands. And elsewhere it says; the smallest disadvantage is not seen in this building, the size is very suitable, the plan is very strong and beautiful, and in short it is an agreement between a world of passion and a great silence and tranquility that represents the taste of aesthetics, and there can be no source other than religious faith and heavenly inspiration.

Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque          Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque

Also due to the architectural and historical magnitude of this religious building of Iran, a common stamp has been published with the image of this monument and a historical work of China.

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