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Blue Mosque of Tabrīz
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Previously, the construction of the mosque was ascribed to Jahān Shāh himself, doubtless on the basis of the partially preserved Arabic inscriptions on the tilework of the entrance portal of the mosque which refer to Jahān Shāh with his full nomenclature, viz., Abū al-Muẓaffar Sulṭān Jahān Shāh b. Shāh Yūsuf Nūyān, and describe the building as ‘[hādhihi al-ʿi]māra al-mubāraka al-muẓaffariyya’. The mosque was also ascribed to one of the daughters of Jahān Shāh, Ṣāliḥa Begum in a letter written by Qāḍī Muʿīn al-Dīn Maybudī, who was a contemporary of the p…

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Isabel Miller, “Blue Mosque of Tabrīz”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_05000013>
First published online: 2021

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