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Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz

Imāmzādeh Hamzah, Tabriz
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Resting place of Hamzah, son of Musa al-Kadhim.
Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz is located in Iran
Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz
Shown within Iran
Basic information
Location Iran Tabrīz, Iran
Geographic coordinates 38°05′01″N 46°18′10″E / 38.083611°N 46.302778°E / 38.083611; 46.302778
Affiliation Shia Islam
Municipality Tabriz County
District Tabriz
Province East Azarbaijan Province
Region Iran
Year consecrated 14th Century
Ecclesiastical or organizational status In use
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 14th century

Imāmzādeh Hamzah (Persian: امامزاده سيد حمزه‎) is an Imamzadeh mosque complex in Tabrīz, Iran. The mosque contains the grave of Hamzah, son of the Twelver Shī‘ah Imām, Mūsā' al-Kādhim.


The Imāmzādeh Hamzah mosque is located in the Sheshghelan suburb of Tabrīz next to Maqbaratoshoara and the Museum of Ostad Bohtouni. It is also near Amir Nezam House, House of Seghat ol Islam and Saheb ol Amr Mosque.


The grave of Hamzah (son of Mūsā' al-Kādhim) with mirror work in the mosque

Sayyid Abi al-Quasim Hamzah is a son of Muza Quasim who is credited for the genealogy of the Saffavids. Hence, the Imāmzādeh Hamzah is a "de facto ancestral cemetery". Thus, it strengthens the notability of its link to the mosque in Ardabil where the elite Saffavids have been buried. The style of decoration of the Hamzah Mosque is further enhanced and has therefore enjoyed sustained patronage.[1]


The exquisite mausoleum dates back to the 14th century (8th century Hijri yearAH), with influence from the Safavid and Qajar dynasties and is thus a pilgrimage centre.[2]

The extensive mirror work within the mosque is common to many of the Imamzadeh throughout Iran.

See also


  1. ^ Rizvi, Joseph Kishwar (2011). The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran. I.B.Tauris. p. 163. ISBN 9781848853546. Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Seyed Hamzeh Mausoleum". Iran Tourism and Touring Online. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 

External links

  • Virtual Museum of Historical Buildings of Tabriz ([ School of Architecture, Tabriz Islamic Art University]).
  • Tabriz Islamic Art University (دانشگاه هنر اسلامی تبریز), Tabriz, Iran (in Persian). []
  • Iranian Student's Tourism & Traveling Agency, ISTTA. (English), (Persian)