Mosque Name: Ghayen Mosque

Country: Iran

City: Gayen

Year of construction (AH): 796 AH

GPS: 33.725862° 59.193315°

Original Qibla: 255.1 (Between)

Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never

Description:

The mosque standing on this spot was constructed in the year 796 AH and was repaired in the year 1086 AH by Safkosh during the period of Shah Soleiman Safavid. The structure is made of stone and brick and the mosque consists of a courtyard, four porticos and two places for nocturnal prayers (Shabestan). Besides which is the vaulted, arched ceiling worked in colored plaster, porches and written verses which date back to 1263 AH as shown in the inscriptions. The masonry of this structure was accomplished by Karbalaie Isaq Qaeni. The wooden pulpit of this mosque was made by a fine craftsman Ostad Mohammad Moqeem , and is considered to be one of the many samples of magnificent craftsmanship.

Since Muslims were in this area much earlier, it can be assumed that an earlier mosque stood on this spot, and that the Qibla of the current buildings was taken from the earlier mosque.


Inside the mosque

Inside the mosque


sepideh.sadafi@gmail.com

sepideh.sadafi@gmail.com


Taken outside the mosque

Taken outside the mosque


Page Discussion

Membership is required to comment. Membership is free of charge and available to everyone over the age of 16. Just click SignUp, or make a comment below. You will need a user name and a password. The system will automatically send a code to your email address. It should arrive in a few minutes. Enter the code, and you are finished.

Members who post adverts or use inappropriate language or make disrespectful comments will have their membership removed and be barred from the site. By becoming a member you agree to our Terms of Use and our Privacy, Cookies & Ad Policies. Remember that we will never, under any circumstances, sell or give your email address or private information to anyone unless required by law. Please keep your comments on topic. Thanks!