The Quran and Artwork of Shia'ism . The Quran, Islamic Holy Scripture. Shah Abbas I in later life. Court in the Safavid Dynasty. Urban communities and Gatherings. Left : A Shiite parade in EsfahanRight: Iranian pioneers in chadors outside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria. Left: The blessed Shiite Muslim place of worship Dareeh of the Imam AliRight: A mosque at the heavenly city of Karbala.