Masjid-e-Kabud (Persian: مسجد کبود), also known as the Blue Mosque, is a 15th-century mosque in Tabriz, Iran. It is one of the most important architectural monuments in the country, and is known for its beautiful blue tiles.
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The mosque was built by the Safavid ruler, Shah Tahmasp I, in 1522. It is a four-iwan (portal) plan, with a large dome in the center. The interior of the mosque is decorated with blue tiles, which give it its name. The tiles are made of a type of clay that is found in the region, and they are fired at a high temperature to give them their characteristic blue color. The tiles are then arranged in intricate patterns, which create a beautiful and stunning effect.
The mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a popular tourist destination. It is also a place of pilgrimage for Shia Muslims, who believe that the mosque contains the tomb of the 8th Imam, Ali ar-Rida.
The mosque is a beautiful and important example of Islamic architecture. It is a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of Iran, and it is a place where people of all faiths can come together to worship and to celebrate their common humanity.