Hakim Mosque is the third Jam-e Mosque of Isfahan with a fourth-porch design. This mosque has a notable style of ornamentation. Hakim Mosque’s main courtyard is about 3200 square meters. It has four main portals each with their own significant characteristics.
The History of Hakim Mosque from Jam-e Jorjir Mosque
Hakim Mosque is a substitute for Jam-e Jorjir Mosque. Jorjir Mosque was built on the order of Sahab Ibne Abbad. The distinctive feature of this mosque was its extremely high minarets which were about 104-meter high. It was then destroyed either by the Mongols or the Timurids during their invasion to Isfahan.
During the reign of Shah Abbas the second, Hakim Davoud Khan one of king’s physicians, received an honoree high position in the court after his participation in the war between Orange Zieb and his brothers. He decided to rebuild a new mosque in place of the ruined mosque.
Hakim Davoud was a supporter of animal rights
It is said that when Hakim Davoud found out that the building was constructed by beating and bothering the animals, he ordered the destruction of the mosque. In his view, a building founded this way would never function as a holy mosque. He rebuilt the mosque this times with the consideration of the rights of the animals.
Artful features of Hakim Mosque
The main part of the structure is a dome chamber on the south which is topped by a main dome in the center. What gives Hakim Mosque an artful vision is the special decoration of the mosque. Its decorative style is a combination of tiny pieces of mosaic and baked bricks called “Moagheli”. This feature steeps up the mystical atmosphere of the mosque.
Inscriptions of Hakim Mosque
On its northern porch there are appealing decorative writings. One of them is a Farsi poem which describes the devotion of the wealth of the great composer by himself. Mohammad Reza Emami, the most earnest calligrapher of historical monuments of Isfahan, has done most of the inscriptions of this mosque.
Hakim Mosque, Hakim St, Isfahan, Iran