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Culture And Religion
Mosques as a part of history, culture and religion
As the biggest part of iranian history, islam contains beautiful traditions, buildings festival that gather people, spread love and happiness. Traveling through Iran, you can have the opportunity to see amazing old buildings, which tell us the happenings through the centuries and iranian rich history. Mosques are certainly the most beautiful part of them. Not only as a religious houses, but also as a wonder of architecture. Jameh Mosque of Bastak Bastak -The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Bastak. Imāmzādeh Ja‘far, BorujerdBorujerd -Entombs the remains of a grandson of the Shī‘ah Imam, ‘Alī Zaynul ‘Ābidīn Jameh Mosque of BorujerdBorujerd 9th century- The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Borujerd Imāmzādeh HāshemAmol 897-Jameh Mosque of FerdowsHamedān - The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Hamedān. Jameh Mosque of IsfahanFerdows 7th century - The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Ferdows Jameh Mosque of HamedānIsfahan 771 - The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Isfahan Shah MosqueIsfahan 1611 - Sheikh Lotf Allah MosqueIsfahan 1618 -Jamkaran MosqueJamkaran (Qom) 984 - A mosque built in the name of the 12th Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, Muhammad al-Mahdi Agha Bozorg MosqueKashan 18th century -Goharshad MosqueMashhad 1418 -An ancient mosque found within Imam Ridha Mosque complex Imām Ridhā Mosq´eNā'īn 9th century -The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Nā'īn Imāmzādeh MahruqQazvin 16th century- Entombs the remains of a son of the Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, ‘Alī al-Ridhā. Ancient Jameh Mosque of QazvinQom - Shrine of Fatimah al-Ma‘sūmah, sister of the 8th Twelver Shī‘ah Imām Shāh Abdol AzīmRey -A mosque which entombs the remains of 3 individuals: a descendant of Hasan ibn ‘Alī, ‘Alī ibn Husayn, and Mūsā al-Kādhim. Imāmzādeh SālihShemiran -A mosque which entombs the remains of Sālih, son of the Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, Mūsā al-Kādhim. Nasir al-Mulk MosqueShiraz 1888 - Shāh ChérāghShiraz -A mosque containing the remains of two sons of the Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, Mūsā al-Kādhim. Vakil MosqueShiraz - Blue MosqueTabriz 14th century- A mosque which entombs the remains of Hamzah, son of the Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, Mūsā al-Kādhim Jameh Mosque of TabrizTabriz - The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Tabriz Saheb ol Amr MosqueTehran 1989 -Entombs the remains of Ruhollah Khomeini and Ahmad Khomeini Jameh Mosque of YazdYazd 12th century -The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Yazd Jameh Mosque of ZanjanZanjan 1826 TS The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Zanjan city Jameh Mosque of FahrajFahraj Early Islamic period - The Congregational Mosque (Jameh) of Fahraj. It is among the oldest extant mosques in Persia.
Clothing in Iran
Apart from the traditional men and women´s clothing, there are different styles nowadays.In general, Iran respects islamic way of wearing clothes, meaning no shorts for men or showing different parts of body for women. It does not mean straight strictly black, totally long or full-cover clothes.Iranian women love bright and beautiful colors, and they are seen every day all over the country. Important thing for women is respecting the the headscarf, or the cover called “Hijab”, but it does not specify the form. Technically, the whole hair should be covered, but it is not always the case in practice. Body should stay light- covered, for an example a longer shirt or a popular “Manto” which can be until the knees. Hands and feet can be seen and open, as well as the face, of course.As we can see in the picture, “Manto” is the most popular piece of clothes for women. It can be worn in many colors or forms, longer or shorter.In the case of entering religious places or cities, there is a “Chador” to be worn. Chador is an iranian traditional long full cover dress, tossed over women´s head, which can also be in white or black color, but also decorated with flowers. The black “Chador” is the most popular and seen one.As already mentioned, chador is not a must, it can be seen really often, as well as the other forms of hijab or veils called “roo sari”.