Hakim Mosque, Great Magnificent Architecture
Aloof from the bustle of the main streets, the Hakim Mosque was built in 1656 on the site of the 10th-century Buyid mosque Called Jorjir, The Jorjir Mosque was founded by Sahib ibn Ebad, the renowned Buyid vizier. For a long time, it served as a smaller Congregational Mosque of the city (compared to the Great Congregational Mosque,). In its heyday, it had a minaret exceeding 100 m-height. Today, only a portal of the Jorjir Mosque exists. Its rich brickwork exemplifies the main characteristic of the Buyid architecture.
Having long been partially hidden by mud and brick walls, this unique structure was fully uncovered, only in 1955 During the Safavid period, a mosque was built here by Hakim Davud, a royal physician who fell afoul of Shah Abbas II and was forced to seek refuge in India.
There, at the court of Jahan Shah, he grew rich; it was with the money that he sent back to his family in Esfahan that the mosque was created. The mosque's spacious and harmonious Court produces an overwhelming impression on the visitor. Although showing numerous signs of restoration, it still retains much of its original charm. The mosque's highlights include a number of glistening brick-and-tile decorations, stunning pieces if calligraphy, and abundant inscriptions in angular Kufic. The other conspicuous features are an exquisite muqarnas decorated mihrab, a beautiful inlaid minbar, and a handsome pierced screen on the western side of the courtyard. The dome of the sanctuary has the same echo effect that one can observe in the Royal (Imam) Mosque. The total area of the Hakim Mosque is 9,680 sq.m. More about hakim Mosque
This four-Iwan mosque was constructed by Hakim Mohammad Davud, the private physician of Shah Abbas II over the ruins of the Jurjir (or Gurgir) Deylamid Jame mosque 10th century) nowadays the remnants of the Deylamid mosque form the northern portal of the Hakim mosque bearing exquisite decorations of brickwork and plasterwork. The tile inscriptions of the Iwan and the portals inside the mosque give dates between 1657 and 1661.
Hakim Davud was forced to leave his country because of malicious rumors by his rivals and traveled to India, where he and his skill was welcomed. That he decided to build this mosque with his savings shows his love for the country. The southeast portal of the mosque is opposite the Kalbasi tomb's interior, in which there is an exquisite decoration of the vertical row type of pendentives.
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