The Pink Mosque: An Unbelievably Beautiful and Colorful Mosque in Iran
The Extraordinary Pink Mosque
The Pink Mosque, also known as the Nasir ol Molk Mosque, is a beautifully designed building in Shiraz, Iran that still serves as a place of worship for followers of Islam.
The mosque was designed using many beautiful colored glass pieces on the front side of the building, which emits beautiful colors onto the large rugs whenever the sun is shining brightly onto the facade.
Whenever the light shines through the many different colors of the glass, this creates a kaleidoscope effect of colors which bring a vibrancy to the interior of the building and shines beautiful colors onto the rugs that are laid out throughout the room.
The room is full of rugs because before entering a mosque you first must take off your shoes.
Panj Kāse Concave Design to Create the Kaleidoscope Effect
The architecture of the building also utilizes some traditional elements like the Panj Kāse concave design to create the kaleidoscope effect while standing inside the building.
The building was given the name “Pink Mosque” because of the number of pink tiles that were used in the design of the inside of the building, which was greater than many of the other colors.
Constructed during the Qajar Dynasty
The architects and designers behind the building were known as Mohammad Hasan e Memār and Mohammad Rezā Kāshi-Sāz e Širāzi.
The mosque was constructed during the Qajar dynasty under orders of Mirzā Hasan Ali between 1876 to 1888 and is still being used today with maintenance being taken care of by the Endowment Foundation of Nasir ol Molk.
You can find more images and read about the Nasir ol Molk Mosque at muslimheritage.com/article/mosque