Mosque Name: Kashan Jamia Mosque
Year of construction Unknown
GPS: 33°59’1.57"N 51°26’36.92"E
Mosque Qibla: 240.7
Rebuilt facing Mecca: Never
Some etymologists argue that the name of the city of Kashan comes from the Kasians, the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains dating back some 9,000 years, and later this was changed to “Kashian”, hence the town name. Between the 12th and the 14th centuries Kashan was an important centre for the production of high quality pottery and tiles. In modern Persian, the word for a tile (kashi) comes from the name of the town.
There are many notable mosques in the centre of Kashan, Iran. Our database contains three: the Kashan Mosque, the Soltani Mosque, and the Agha Bozorg.
The Kashan Mosque is the least notable, but what makes it important to this survey is that it’s Qibla seems to face the between position. This orientation is different from the other mosques in Kashan in the database. It’s origin coul dbe attributed to an earlier mosque on the site.