Friday, 04 January, 2019

Fascinating Persian Mosque Ceilings: A Manifestation of Islamic Architecture

Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz

Mosques throughout the Muslim world have some of the most exquisite and delicate architecture ever created by mankind.

There’s too much astonishing architecture in them to cover in just one post, so we decided to focus merely on the mosque’s ceilings in Iran

The images below show just how heavily mathematics and geometry featured into Islamic architecture in Iran.

Iran is known for its amazing collection of stunning mosques with beautiful mosaics and stained glass framed by powerful architecture.

The architecture of mosques in Iran differs from one region to another depending on culture, heritage and the resources available. Each mosque has diverse styles of tile work, unique color systems and symbolic patterns; however, there are a few common elements common to most of them.

The art of tile working in Iran blossomed in the Islamic era. The wonderful tile work features beautiful colors, floral displays and calligraphy. The calligraphy is linked to geometry as the proportions of the letters are all governed by mathematics.

Fatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, IranFatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom, Iran


Fatima Masumeh Shrine, QomFatima Masumeh Shrine, Qom


Grand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, IranGrand Mosque of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, IranNasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, Iran


Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz,IranNasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz,Iran


Shah Mosque , Isfahan, IranShah Mosque , Isfahan, Iran


Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, IranSheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan, Iran


Sheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,IsfahanSheikh Lutf Allah Mosque,Isfahan

Shiraz, IranShiraz, Iran
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  1. konain

    December 16, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    beautifulll no words to describe this beauty … hats off to those fabulous artists

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    July 29, 2021 at 12:56 am

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  3. Ismail

    November 30, 2021 at 2:18 am


    I would like to use the image of Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque, Shiraz, for a book cover. Is this image copyrighted?

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