Yazd’s mosques bear a
tremendous significance in terms of historical, artistic
and architectural features.
are “neighborhood mosques”, which located at the
center of each neighborhood, are modest and simple and yet
rich from the design point of view. These small mosques
are usually roofed with Taq & Tavizah and some of them
have a precinct and an interior part, as well as a
compound for nightly vigils during the cold season. But
Congregational Mosque stands out among other grand mosques
across the whole province, and has a great significance,
because of the historical evolution of its architecture,
design and decorations.
mosque’s high-rise and unique façade, embossed tiles,
its excellently handcrafted wooden door adorned with knots
and inlays, its terrace with engraved Kufic calligraphy of
divine names, double-shelled, minarets, embossed praying
niche, Kufic and Thulth (a kind of calligraphy)
epigraphs,... have placed this mosque among scarcely-found
historic relics of the Islamic world.
Tezerjan and Fahraj Jame mosques each rich with special
architectural features, are also among the province’s
famous grand mosques, Among which Congregational Mosque of
Fahraj is the oldest Mosque in Iran, dating back to the
7th century AD.