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Khan School

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Khan School (Persian: مدرسه خان) is a prominent madrasa first established by Allahverdi Khan in 1595 AD, Shiraz, during Safavid era Persia. Wide variety of science of the time was teaching there including Islamic science, Medicine, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Mathematics, Geometry, Geology and Astrology. The school recieved its prominance when Mulla Sadra was invited to by Imam Quli Khan to give his controversial teachings in Islamic Philosophy, he called the Transcendent Theosophy or al-hikmah al-muta’āliyah. Khan School is running to to this date as part of Islamic seminary of Shiraz.[1] [2] [3]


Khan School in Shiraz is one of the most important schools constructed by the rulers of Shiraz, Allah-verdi khan and his son Emam-Qoli Khan in this era. This school possesses a unique luster with four-porch pattern, chambers in two floors, a long gate, and various decorations such as Mogharnas, mosaic and seven-colored tiling with distinguished motifs and colors. This building is significant enough that has been mentioned in almost all of historical references and tourists’ travelogues in different eras. This school is significant from the architecture and architectural decoration, especially tiling points of view; and according to professor Pirnia, it is one of the most perfect schools in Iran from the plan and architectural decorations point of view. One of the obvious characteristics in the tiling decoration of this building, is the existence of different motifs in various styles. In addition, tiling in this building has a quite different color comparing with tiling in Safavid era buildings. The other point is the impressive similarity of its converge ceiling tiling with dome ceiling tiling of Sheikh-Lotf-o-Allah mosque in Isfahan.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Elnaz, Gharaati; Hashem, Hoseini Seyed; Hossein, Pournaderi (2018-01-01). "Artistic effects in tiling decorations of". 23 (3): 53–64.
  2. "مدرسه خان", ویکی‌پدیا، دانشنامهٔ آزاد (in فارسی), 2021-08-29, retrieved 2021-08-30
  3. "Khan school or Madraseh Khan which is one of the most famous and great". IRAN Paradise. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2021-08-31.

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Iranparadise tourist link[1]

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