Entrance of the Nasir al-Molk Mosque, this mosque is located at the end of a small street beside Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street

Entrance of the Nasir al-Molk Mosque, this mosque is located at the end of a small street beside Lotf Ali Khan Zand Street

Wooden door at the entrance of the mosque -  at the back of this mosque shrine of Shah Cheragh is situated

Wooden door at the entrance of the mosque - at the back of this mosque shrine of Shah Cheragh is situated

Decorative details of the entrace door - this mosque is in Fars province (southern Iran)

Decorative details of the entrace door - this mosque is in Fars province (southern Iran)

A small corridor leads from the front door to an iwan where one can see the courtyard of the mosque

A small corridor leads from the front door to an iwan where one can see the courtyard of the mosque

Sometimes, this mosque is called as the Pink Mosque, it is due to the pink coloured tiles used in this mosque

Sometimes, this mosque is called as the Pink Mosque, it is due to the pink coloured tiles used in this mosque

Nasir al-Molk Mosque of Shiraz was built during the Qajar era by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk

Nasir al-Molk Mosque of Shiraz was built during the Qajar era by the order of Mirza Hasan Ali Nasir al Molk

The construction period lasted from 1876 - 1888

The construction period lasted from 1876 - 1888

The mosque is famous for its extensive usage of stained glass and and Persian tiles

The mosque is famous for its extensive usage of stained glass and and Persian tiles

Details of the ceiling in one of the iwans of the mosque

Details of the ceiling in one of the iwans of the mosque

At first glance, this mosque appears to be like any other mosque but at the close inspection one is amazed by it's fine details and beauty

At first glance, this mosque appears to be like any other mosque but at the close inspection one is amazed by it's fine details and beauty

This is the ceiling of an iwan which forms a mehrab like shape

This is the ceiling of an iwan which forms a mehrab like shape

This sign points to the nearby tomb of Sayyed Jalal al-Din ( brother of Imam Raza)

This sign points to the nearby tomb of Sayyed Jalal al-Din ( brother of Imam Raza)

Courtyard of the Nasir al-Molk Mosque has a central pool and prayer hall is located to the right when facing main iwan with minarets

Courtyard of the Nasir al-Molk Mosque has a central pool and prayer hall is located to the right when facing main iwan with minarets

The mosque features many elements of traditional Islamic architecture like iwans, arches and a central fountain for ablutions

The mosque features many elements of traditional Islamic architecture like iwans, arches and a central fountain for ablutions

Main iwan of the mosque is reflected in the central pool

Main iwan of the mosque is reflected in the central pool

To the right side of the main iwan, a wooden door can be found which may provide access to some office or something

To the right side of the main iwan, a wooden door can be found which may provide access to some office or something

Decorative details of the main iwan

Decorative details of the main iwan

Dazzling pink tiles are the hallmark of this mosque and it is one of the most photographed buildings in Shiraz

Dazzling pink tiles are the hallmark of this mosque and it is one of the most photographed buildings in Shiraz

Both iwans of this mosque resemble to those in Shah Mosque of Isfahan

Both iwans of this mosque resemble to those in Shah Mosque of Isfahan

Interior of the main iwan of Nasir al-Molk Mosque

Interior of the main iwan of Nasir al-Molk Mosque

Walls of this mosque are covered with beautiful tiles which have many colourful plants and flowers painted on them

Walls of this mosque are covered with beautiful tiles which have many colourful plants and flowers painted on them

In the middle of this photo, the year of construction of this mosque is shown

In the middle of this photo, the year of construction of this mosque is shown

When one enters the main prayer hall of the mosque, this is ceiling which can be seen at the front

When one enters the main prayer hall of the mosque, this is ceiling which can be seen at the front

Interior of the main prayer hall - this hall is built with columns and arches

Interior of the main prayer hall - this hall is built with columns and arches

Colourful ceiling of the prayer hall

Colourful ceiling of the prayer hall

This photo shows why this mosque is called the pink mosque

This photo shows why this mosque is called the pink mosque

Arabic inscription on the walls of the prayer hall

Arabic inscription on the walls of the prayer hall

Inner wals of this hall are adorned with colourful tiles

Inner wals of this hall are adorned with colourful tiles

The mosque of Nasir al-Molk is famous for it's stained glass work

The mosque of Nasir al-Molk is famous for it's stained glass work

Rays of Sun shine at these colourful glass and it creates a magic of colours (sadly, it was a cloudy day when I visited this mosque)

Rays of Sun shine at these colourful glass and it creates a magic of colours (sadly, it was a cloudy day when I visited this mosque)

I have visited many mosques in the Islamic World but this mosque has one of the best stained glass windows after the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

I have visited many mosques in the Islamic World but this mosque has one of the best stained glass windows after the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

It is easier to see why this mosque is considered one of the best in Shiraz when it comes to architectural beauty

It is easier to see why this mosque is considered one of the best in Shiraz when it comes to architectural beauty

This is a space where light and worship intertwine in equal harmony

This is a space where light and worship intertwine in equal harmony

The designers Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi used extensively stained glass on the fašade

The designers Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi used extensively stained glass on the fašade

Panj kaseh-i (five concaves), which create a breath taking effect of the interior

Panj kaseh-i (five concaves), which create a breath taking effect of the interior

The production of coloured glass in west Asia existed around the 8th century and hence this element is used to enhance the beauty

The production of coloured glass in west Asia existed around the 8th century and hence this element is used to enhance the beauty

Jabir ibn Hayyan (9th century) gives 46 recipes for producing coloured glass and described the technique of cutting glass into artificial gemstones

Jabir ibn Hayyan (9th century) gives 46 recipes for producing coloured glass and described the technique of cutting glass into artificial gemstones

These vibrant colours are used in many buildings throughout the Muslim World but there are some places where it sets it's marker

These vibrant colours are used in many buildings throughout the Muslim World but there are some places where it sets it's marker

Decorative details of the wall next to mehrab

Decorative details of the wall next to mehrab

A prayer mat is placed at the foot of the mehrab

A prayer mat is placed at the foot of the mehrab

Mehrab is considered one of the most decorated part in any mosque but the mosque of Nasir al-Molk is an allrounder

Mehrab is considered one of the most decorated part in any mosque but the mosque of Nasir al-Molk is an allrounder

An area beside the mehrab where some books (possibly Koran) were left for reading

An area beside the mehrab where some books (possibly Koran) were left for reading

This photo was taken where two walls of the prayer hall meet and create a corner

This photo was taken where two walls of the prayer hall meet and create a corner

Ceiling of the prayer hall is enriched with pink tiles

Ceiling of the prayer hall is enriched with pink tiles

This is the one of the two iwans of the mosque with the central pool

This is the one of the two iwans of the mosque with the central pool

In this photos, to the left, some tourists are entering the prayer hall of the mosque

In this photos, to the left, some tourists are entering the prayer hall of the mosque

A corridor runs parallel to the prayer hall, across the courtyard

A corridor runs parallel to the prayer hall, across the courtyard

Interestingly, I saw two birds in a cage on one of the walls in the corridor

Interestingly, I saw two birds in a cage on one of the walls in the corridor

Even ceiling of the corridor was created with great details

Even ceiling of the corridor was created with great details