Religious Places

Other Old Mosques, Khuzestan

Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:31 administrator
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Other ancient mosques of Khuzestan province are, Bokan Jame' Mosque in Behbahan, a relic of the first century AH. The Sheikh Mosque in Shooshtar, the Lab Khandan and the Bazar-e-Kohneh Mosques in Dezful, the Imamzadeh Heydar and Omar Mosques in Behbahan, the Sheikh Esmail and Sheikh Mo'azi Mosques in Dezful, the Hassan Shooshtar, Sultan Mehrab, Shah Safi, Seyed Naseredin, Seyed Mohammad Mahro and Hossain Mosques in Shooshtar.

Shooshtar Jame' Mosque, Shooshtar

Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:30 administrator
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This mosque is located in west of Shooshtar, and is a remnant of the early Islamic period. It was constructed by one of the Abbassid caliphates. The same was repaired during the Safavid era. The current structure of the mosque comprises of a large nocturnal area (shabestan), a vast court-yard and minarets to the east.

Shoosh Mosque, Shoosh

Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:28 administrator
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The remnants of this structure is located on the ancient Shoosh hillock. This mosque consisted of a nocturnal area, with column, a central courtyard and an outer enclosure. The walls were made of sun baked bricks. It also had a large pillared hall, and brick worked inscriptions in the Kufic script and were discovered from the south eastern part of the courtyard.

Molla Ali Shah Mosque, Dezful

Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:27 administrator
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This mosque is near the chamber of Aqa Mir in Dezful. Its entrance had tile works, the pattern of which has been disrupted in later repairs. The fringes of the adythum have been worked in a spiral design, and the internal pattern is plaster work which relates to the Safavid era. The fringe of adythum is ornamented by flower, wheat and cypress tree designs.

Dezful Jame' Mosque, Dezful

Thursday, 03 January 2008 07:26 administrator
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 The Jame' Mosque of Dezful is situated in the central square of the city and is a remnant of the 3rd or 4th century AH. The same has been repeatedly undergone repairs in 7th, 9th and 11th and recent centuries AH, which has resulted in its expansion. The structure of the mosque comprises of the main entrance, porches, a vast courtyard and nocturnal areas (Shabestans) to the south and east.  

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