The Islamic centre in Tehran has been described as a ‘mosque’ by the country’s state-run news agency Fars news agency.
The Fars website quoted an Iranian government source as saying that the mosque is a ‘religious institution’ that is ‘of immense importance’.
It added: ‘Its existence is of great importance for the Islamic community in Iran and Iran’s history.’
The news agency cited the same source saying that Fahan was the birthplace of Imam Hussein, the first Imam of Islam, and that it has been a home to ‘many famous scholars’.
The Farkas mosque, in Tehran’s capital, also had a mosque built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 14th century.
The news outlet said that the Mooghada mosque was demolished by the British in 1786.
Iran’s Islamic Centre Fazlollah, a centre which was established in 1834, was renamed the Fazlia mosque by the Shah of Iran in 1979.
Fazlaor was built by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was himself an architect.
Iran is home to some of the most important and well-preserved Muslim and Christian monuments in the world.
The Great Mosque of Medina, the Grand Mosque of Qom, and the Dome of the Rock, to name a few, were built in the 17th century by the Abbasid caliph Omar ibn al-Khattab.
The Islamic Centre is situated near the city of Fazli and the Muharram Mosque, built in 1532 by Sultan Mehdi II.
Iran also has a mosque complex in the city city of Shiraz.