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Memorial of Ghazali - Harounieh Dome :
Haruniyeh, named after Harun al-Rashid. The present structure was probably built in the 13th century. The great Sufi Sheikh Imam Mohammad Ghazali is also buried here.The only remaining effect from the ancient Tous, is a brick building known as "Harounieh", which has been repaired.
It was called "Haroun's Prison" by ordinary people. In writing and diaries, it has been called "mosque of Tous" or "Tomb and Mausoleum of Qazali". But, "Harounieh" is a tomb or mausoleum, built adjacent to another religious building, during 13-14th century AD, on the top of the remains of ancient structures consisting of a vast dome shaped square of height 25 m, and 12x12 sq. m area, with 3 inter-connected booths in the end of the building.
The middle booth contains an altar and plaster decorations on its ceiling. Building's decorations are restricted to vertical frames on the entrance terrace columns, small terraces stalactites, suspensions underneath the dome and plaster-work underneath the chamber domes.
Double covered high dome and latticed side doorways are elements that give the hypothesis of a tomb, some reality.
Harounieh Dome is whole thing that Tatar remained from Tous.
Harounieh Dome Called Haroun's Prison, Mamonyye, Mousque of Tous or Ghazali's Khanghah during ages.
but it's not prison & built centuries after Haroun Al-Rashid the Abbasid caliph.
There is no inscription in the building but it seems to be a mausoleum or Khanghah from Ilkhanid dynasty. (13-14th cent.)
vast dome shaped square of height 25 m, and 12x12 sq. m area, with 3 inter-connected booths in the end of the building with fine stucco decoration on ceiling.
an Exhibition of some inscriptions & models of some monument in region is in building.
Ghazali was born & died in Tous (1058-1111). He was a Muslim theologian, jurist, philosopher, and mystic of Persian origin and remains one of the most celebrated scholars in the history of Sufi Islamic thought. Moreover, one of his major works, The Incoherence of the Philosophers, changed the course of Islamic thought.
Memorial of Ghazali in granite stone installed in front of Harounieh Dome.

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  • Copyright: Mehrdad Tadjdini (mehrdad-t) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 130 N: 1005] (4710)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-01-04
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.3, 1/640 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-05 7:06
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