Dizfūl Mosque
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The Great Mosque of Dizfūl, the dating of which is uncertain, is situated in Maydān-i Imām Khumaynī, the main roundabout of the city of Dizfūl in the Iranian province of Khūzistān. The central part of the mosque is a courtyard extending to dimensions of approximately 26 x 27.5 m (Imām Ahwāzī, Masjid, 15) bound on the north and western aspects by a wall, on the east by a colonnade (riwāq), and on the south by a prayer hall (shabistān). Structurally all four sides are similar: a large arch (sing. ṭāq) in the centre, flanked on either side by two small arches, the only difference bein…

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Hamidreza Pishvaie , “Dizfūl Mosque”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037168>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110



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