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Friday, 22 August 2014 06:44

Foroumad Jame’ Mosque

Foroumad Jame’ Mosque

Foroumad Jame’ Mosque is located in Foroumad Village in Shahroud, Semnan province.


According to Iran Daily, the mosque, which boasts a special status in architecture, is believed to have been established on the foundations of a fire temple.
The mosque, spread over 820 square meters, has two porticos. It has impressive plasterworks and brickworks.
The oldest document about the antiquity of the mosque is a writing by Abolhassan Beyhaqi about holding Friday prayers in the cities of Sabzevar, Khosrowjerd, Bashtin, Khosrowabad, Mazinan, Bahmanabad and Foroumad.
Some believe that the southern portico of the mosque was established in Seljuk era and the northern portico was annexed to it during the Ilkhanid era.
According to American Architect Donald Newton Wilber who has written a book themed “Iranian-Islamic Architecture in Ilkhanid Era”, the southern portico of the mosque was established in Seljuk era. It was reconstructed in Mongol era along with the northern portico.
However, some believe that the mosque was established in Seljuk era and repaired in Ilkhanid era.
The mosque has no inscription bearing the name of the founder, but the valuable decorations are proof of a rich custodian’s investment.
Its prayer niche is considered a spectacular example of architecture and art pertaining to Ilkhanid era.  The mosque has inscriptions adorned with Qur’anic verses written in Kufic and Reyhani scripts

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