Hakim Mosque in Isfahan

One of the oldest mosques in Isfahan, Iran, the Hakim Mosque was built in the mid-17th century, during the Safavid era. It was built over the ruins of a Deylamid Mosque, also known as Jorjir, constructed in the 10th century. Hakim Mohammad Davud, the private physician of the Shah Abbas II, ordered the construction of the building, which gave the mosque its name.

Hakim Mosque

Hakim Mosque has four gateways: east, west, north, and south. The inscription of the northern portal recognizes 1663 as the year of its completion.


Hakim Mosque is constructed in a four-porch plan. It is especially significant because of the intricate brickwork that can be seen on its portal. It is an important example of the Persian architectural style, decorated with geometrical, vegetal, and floral patterns and Kufic inscriptions and calligraphy. The mosque with its elegant design, includes prayer halls, a library, and a gathering place for Sufis and poets.

Hakim Mosque

The interior is ornamented with tilework. The mihrab (altar) in the dome chamber is decorated with mosaic tiles and rich turquoise and yellow colors which symbolize the Tree of Life. There are other mihrabs as well in other prayer rooms.

Hakim Mosque
Hakim Mosque