Jameh Mosque of Naein 24/10/2018





Isfahan Province > Naein
Hours Open : 08:30-Sunset
Entrance Fee : 30T
Historical Period : 9-11th Century 



The Jameh Mosque of Naein is on of  the mosque is one of the oldest in Iran dating back to the 9th century, and is still in use and is protected by Iran's Cultural Heritage Organization.

This mosque is perhaps one of the oldest mosques in Iran that although belong to hundred years ago but kept its original architecture. French professor, Arthurp Pops believed that the mosque foundation goes back to 9th century. It has a very simple plan but is still very beautiful. The mosque contains a central rectangular courtyard that is surrounded with hypostyles on three sides. At one of these hypostyles the mihrab of the mosque is located. The mihrab at Islamic mosque is a niche at wall that shows the direction of "Qebleh" that is the direction of Mecca the holy city that Muslims prays towards it five times daily. This mihrab has an amazingly beautiful stucco work decoration, created probably during the 9th or 10th century. Also right beside it, there as an altar made of wood with delicate wooden inlay work. The Mosque also has a 28-meter-high minaret belonging to the Seljuk era,10th century. The interiors are Seljuki in brick craftsmanship, and therefore allude to the 11th century.

Like the Tarikhaneh of Damghan and the Jameh Mosque of Isfahan, this mosque is "Khorasani" in its architectural style.


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