From the outside, the Nasir al-Molk Mosque in Shiraz, Iran is a beautiful, if pretty traditional structure. But step inside, and you experience an otherworldly explosion of colorful lights. People call it the Pink Mosque, Kaleidoscope Mosque, and Rainbow Mosque—and it's not hard to see why.
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The Pink Mosque isn't your average temple of worship. Opened in 1888, this mosque was built to catch the light of the rising sun through its stained glass windows. According to Muslimheritage.com, "The designers Muhammad Hasan-e-Memar and Muhammad Reza Kashi Paz-e-Shirazi used extensively stained glass on the façade and other traditional elements such as panj kāseh-i (five concaves), which create a breath-taking effect of the interior like standing in a kaleidoscope." Great Big Story describes this site as a "building, adorned with shimmering multi-colored pieces of tile and glass," and says it's "considered the country's third most important pilgrimage site. It functions as a funerary monument, a mosque and a beautiful holy place for thousands of worshippers."
Though it's called the Pink Mosque for the rose-colored tiles that cover its interior, the name doesn't quite do it justice. Those tiles are just one of many bright, whimsical hues swirling around the place.
A One-In-A-Million Mosque
If you've been in a church, you're probably familiar with stained-glass windows. In fact, stained glass got its start during the Gothic period and the Renaissance (1100–1500s), when it was used to make religious art. According to Khan Academy, "stained glass inspired the lives of the faithful through religious narratives in churches and cloisters, celebrated family and political ties in city halls, and even decorated the windows of private houses."
This form of art isn't as common in mosques, however, so it's not a regular part of a Muslim's religious life. Save for the Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem and the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, mosques painted in the colorful hues of stained glass are a rarity.
لینک دانلود مستقیم فیلم همراه با زیرنویس
لینک دانلود مستقیم فیلم بدون زیرنویس
Explosion of: انفجار
Worship: عبادت / پرستش
Stained glass window: پنجره های مشبک با شیشه های رنگی (ارسی)
Extensively: به صورت گسترده
Façade: نما خارجی ساختمان
Breath-taking: مهیج، باورنکردنی
Adorned: مزین شده / تزیین شده
Shimmering: سوسو زدن
Tile: آجر/ کاشی
Funerary monument: ساختمان و بنای یادبود
Whimsical: عجیب / غیر معمول (گاهی اوقات سرگرم کننده)
Swirl around/round: چرخیدن / گردیدن حول چیزی
Inspire: الهام بخشیدن / تشویق کردن
Faithful: با ایمان
Narrative: روایت / داستان
Cloister: دیر / صومعه
Be a Rarity: کمیاب / به ندرت