Sepahsalar Mosque, also known as the Motahari mosque, has been named after Martyr Morteza Motahari who was a well known thought leader in 1979 revolution. He has largely contributed to the recent Islamic movements in Iran.
Sepahsalar Mosque is the largest mosque in Tehran. It was built in Qajar era by the order of the incumbent chancellor during the rule of Naser al-Din Shah. Mirza Hassan Khan Sepahsalar was the Grand Vizier and also the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Commander-in-Chief during the Shah’s reign.
The building is marked by eight distinct minarets which characterize this structure. The architecture and the decoration of the minarets are reminiscent of the Qajar style.