The most decorated mosque in the world Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran.In that mosque the color of the rainbow shines in the light of dawn.There are innumerable mosques in different parts of the world. Some of the prayer rooms of the Muslims have unique and outstanding features due to the design. Such is the case with the Nasir al-Mulk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran. From the outside, it looks like a convent, but the inside is very attractive.
It is one of the finest mosques in Iran. Every morning sunlight reflects all the colors of the rainbow on the surrounding walls, arches and spears. Glossy artistic stained glass has been used in the windows. It is through this that sunlight enters and illuminates the interior of the entire mosque in the colors of the vibrant rainbow. The mosque is a fascinating combination of many colors.
The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is known by various names. It is famous as ‘Pink Mosque’ i.e. ‘Pink Mosque’. Because pink tiles have been used more in the interior. Thousands of painted tiles can be seen on the surface.
Many also call it Rainbow Mosque and Kaleidoscope Mosque. It has many forms. There is a Persian carpet on the floor. The front of the mosque is decorated with various ornaments including herbs and flowers. There is a quadrangular pond in the front yard. Flower ceremony around it.
The mosque was built at the behest of Hasan Ali Nasir al-Mulk, one of the chiefs of the Qajar dynasty. It is thought to have taken about 12 years to build (17-18 years). It has seven wooden doors. The impression of Islamic art is clear in these. The floral designs on the walls of the mosque and the western architecture are an important feature of the mosque. This suggests that Western influence in Iran was widespread in the nineteenth century.
The mosque was designed by Iranian architects Mohammad Hassan-e-Memar, Mohammad Hosseini Shirazi and Mohammad Reza Kashi-Saj-e-Shirazi. Among them was the famous Iram Garden in front of the Mohammad Hassan-e-Memar Mosque.
People from different parts of Iran as well as foreign tourists are always flocking to the mosque premises to see the wonderful craftsmanship. Tourists from different countries including Europe come and enjoy its beauty. Very early in the morning when the sun shines in the mosque, they gather more. And then everyone tries to take pictures.
If you don’t visit the Pink Mosque when you visit Iran, there will be imperfections. I had this experience when I came to study medicine at Isfahan Medical University. Whenever I get a chance to study, I visit such places of interest in Iran.
The Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque is located in Shiraz, Iran, the capital of Fars Province, the birthplace of the great poets Sheikh Saadi and Hafiz. Here are the tombs of these two great figures of Persian literature. You can see them in addition to the mosque.
Travelers can easily reach Shiraz by plane, bus or train from Tehran, the capital of Iran. We can reach the Pink Mosque in five hours by bus from the city of Isfahan.
Written by: Kamruzzaman Nabil, Iran