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ID: 21612
Publish Date: 1393/9/23
The Minarets

  • The top of Minarets

The holy shrine has 2 of them in south and north of the porch. Their building are from reinforced concrete. The building of the top the minarets in west side is designed and performed in order to make the holy shrine more beautiful, to make the two sides of the holy shrine porch symmetric, and to broadcast the celestial sound of Quran and the call of prayer (Izan) to the farthest parts of the city. The tile setting of the top of the minarets with using natural colors are done in the tile making work shop of holy shrine.

Although the southern and northern top of the minarets are the same; Northern top of the minarets is decorated with the name of God while the new top of the minaret is decorated with the names of Imams and their titles. This is designed by the custodian of holy shrine. The top of the minaret weighs approximately 3 tonnes. It`s framework is made of metal and plated with wood and copper.

The top of the minaret is formed of eight parts which is enamel worked with the names of God in every parts.

 Above the columns are decorated with paintings. The parapet around it is made of wooden balustrade.

The top of the minaret is 20.40 meters in height without the muezzin`s room, 23.20 meters in height with the  muezzin`s room. The diameter of the lower part is 2.2 meters and the upper part is 2.35 meters. The above part of the top of the minaret is 3.65 meters in height.

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