Western Balcony
Saturday , 01/11/2020 - 9:08
Each of the western, northern and eastern balconies of the Inqilab courtyard enjoys a lofty outer portal, leading towardss the sanctuaries. The western balcony -also known as Bab-i-Tus- has been located on the western side of the Inqilab courtyard, opposite to the Sheikh Tusi sanctuary. This monument dates back to the Safavid era. There is an inscription on the summit of this balcony, inscribed in "Thulth" script by Muhammad Hussein Mashhadi containing "Ayat al-Kursi” [one of the holy verses of the Glorious Qur'an] over an azure background. Also the holy chapter "Hal Ata” has been inscribed by the same calligrapher on the margin of its portal. There are also two medallions, containing the names of the builder and tile maker, on the northern and southern sides of this portal. Under the medallions, it has been written:

“O heart, be the servant of the king of the world and feel happy* be always under the support and grace of Allah
The tomb of the eighth Imam, Reza is this* kiss it from the bottom of heart and stay on this threshold”

There is also a tradition from Bukharei and Muslem inscribed by Alireza Abbasi on the inner side of this balcony.
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