Imam Mosque

Imam Mosque

The Jāme'h Malek mosque or the Imam Khomeini mosque is the largest mosque in the city of Kermān (homonymous region) which was built during the reign of the Seljuks or in the fifth century of the lunar Hegira.

This historical-religious building which is located in the ancient part of the Kermān bazaar, is considered among the four mosques Iwan and has three large entrance doors, a brick dome and beautiful decorations of the same material, four prayer rooms called Shabestān-e Imam Hassan (A), Shabestān-e Aghā Sheikh Hassan Feghie, Shabestān-e Aghā Ali and Shabestān-e Imam Musa Ben Ja'far (A).

Four Iwan -l'Iwan large qeble, the largest covered with brightly colored tiles-, some small mihrab, (apse) with stucco ornaments made between the 100 and 150 years before the Seljuk period, during the Buyidi period and another three mihrab in the roof and in the prayer room Imam Hassan (A) which have beautiful and original stucco work dating back to the fifth century of the lunar Hegira, a library, a large courtyard and in the past a main well deep four meters with two flights of stairs whose water was procured from the qanāt mostavareh.

After draining the water from this canal, the well was filled and covered with stone.

The different parts of this mosque that is considered among the tourist and cultural attractions of Kermān, with the passing of time have been repaired several times.

To the north-east of the mosque is a Seljuk brick tower whose upper parts have been destroyed and only six meters of it have remained intact.

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