Atiq Jame Mosque is one of the oldest and first mosques built in
Shiraz, which is located in the East of Shahcheragh shrine and is a
relic of the Saffarid Dynasty and its famous king, Omar Laith
Saffari. This mosque was built on an old building (probably a fire temple).
Atiq Jame Mosque has a high building with several
Shabestan or prayer halls that have been repaired and rebuilt
many times during different historical periods (Atabakan, Timurids
and Safavids). The Atiq Mosque has valuable architectural features,
on the north side of the Mosque there is a door named Twelve
Imams, the head of this door is made of Moqarnas tile, and four
decorative inscription with the names of the Twelve Imams are
installed in the two-sided. On the same side, the pearl arch, which
is considered a high-rise arch, with a roof made of Mogharnas brick
has given a beautiful appearance to the mosque. The western side
of the Atiq Jame Mosque has beautiful porticos with several
entrances, which the entrance door of Shah Cheragh is on the west
side of the mosque.
The tiled Minhrab and the large Shabestan of the Atiq Mosque are
other remarkable parts of this mosque.
Other spaces of the mosque include the Khodakhaneh (means “The
House of The God”) or Dar al-Mus'haf, was built in the mid-14th
century. It is also called Second Kaaba or Time Gateway. It has a
length of 12 meters and a width of 10 meters.
In Khodaye Khane, there is a 30-part Quran that each part includes
a chapter and belongs to the reign of King Ismail Safavi.
It is interesting to know that Dar al-Mus'haf mansion is a
rectangular mansion that has a circular column in each of its
The inscription of this mansion is a valuable example of Iranian
calligraphy and includes Arabic poems in the honor of the Qur'an .
This inscription is the work of Pir Yahya Jamali Sufi, one of the
famous calligraphers of the eighth century AH. This mansion, which
is made of stone and plaster, was renovated only once during the
reconstruction of the Atiq Mosque in 1315.
We suggest that you visit the Atiq Jame Mosque in your list of city
tours during your trip to Shiraz. The architecture and the spiritual
atmosphere of the mosque make an unforgettable memory for the
Atiq mosque is always open for visitors(from morning to night).