Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz

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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.

Imāmzādeh Hamzah, Tabriz
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Resting place of Hamzah, son of Musa al-Kadhim.
AffiliationShia Islam
ProvinceEast Azarbaijan Province
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusIn use
Year consecrated14th Century
LocationIran Tabrīz, Iran
MunicipalityTabriz County
Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz is located in Iran
Imamzadeh Hamzah, Tabriz
Shown within Iran
Geographic coordinates38°05′01″N 46°18′10″E / 38.083611°N 46.302778°E / 38.083611; 46.302778Coordinates: 38°05′01″N 46°18′10″E / 38.083611°N 46.302778°E / 38.083611; 46.302778
Completed14th century


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-Qasim Hamzah is a son of Imam Musa ibn Ja'far al-Kadhim 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 alsoEdit


  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 linksEdit

  • 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)