Haydariayyah Mosque and School

Heidarieh Mosque

Heidarieh Mosque

a thousand years old monument!

The mosque is from the Seljuk period, late 12th or early 13th century, but the school was constructed later Under the Qajar dynasty in the 19th century. It is a widely held view that back then, Qazvin owned two Jameh mosques; the bigger one was known as Atigh Jameh Mosque and was dedicated to Shia (the second largest branch of Islam), and the second Jameh Mosque, aka Heidarieh Mosque, was dedicated to Sunni Islam which operated until Mongols’ attack that resulted in reduction of Sunnis in the country.