Haftado Tan Mosque

Mosque in Mashhad

Just outside the Haram complex’s official limits sits this splendid 15th-century mosque, originally built as a Timurid-era tomb. It is famous for its mo-ar-raq tilework and beautiful tracery lamps. The two tiled minarets appear to have been prematurely decapitated; the taller one is inscribed with square, deep-blue cryptograms reading 'Mohammad' in four directions.