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Soltani or Imam Mosque is a four-iwan structure built during the Zand (1750-1794) era and completed during the Qajar (1785-1925) era. Situated near the Boroujerd Bazaar, the mosque has three entrances which are located behind the northern, eastern and western iwans. Upon entering the mosque, a Hashti (vestibule) and its corridors lead to the main courtyard.

The southern Shabistan (inner sanctum) of the mosque is located under the dome and has a Mihrab (prayer niche) adorned with Qajar stucco reliefs and tiles as well as Thuluth hand Quranic inscriptions.

The mosque was renovated in 1876 when a monabbat (wood carving) door was added to its northern entrance.

Soltani Mosque has elaborate stucco, tile and brick decorations that bear the names of the 12 Shia Imams and the sayings of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in the Kufic calligraphy hand as well as floral and arabesque motifs.

The top floor of the structure includes several chambers which were once used by seminary students studying at the mosque. In 2006, the mosque suffered extensive damages in an earthquake but has since been repaired. Soltani Mosque, which is still in use today, has been registered as a National Heritage Site. 

Soltani Mosque

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    Jaafari St