The wide variety of brickwork patterns and motifs on the shaft can be seen in the illustration above. Details of these can be seen by clicking on any of the links below.
The decorative treatment of the minaret can be considered in seven sections as follows
Click here to see the founder's inscription

Click here to see the decorative side panel

The plinth is made up of an octagonal block on one side of which there is a Kufic inscription in raised brickwork, indicating the name of the patron (Abi Al Fath Nahuji) and the year of its construction. This is flanked by a pair of decorative panels made up of an interlaced design typical of those used by illiterate builders to mimic Kufic Inscriptions
Inspect the Greek Cross design The second band, rising above the base is made up of a series of clearly-defined rhomboi, within which the bricks have been arranged to form a more rectilinear pattern. The infill is irregular suggesting that the outer pattern was fashioned by one craftsman and the infill left to less skilled workers.
Decorative treatment based on kufic The repeating horizontal pattern which forms the third part of the shaft is made up of a series of motifs like three-armed swastikas and is probably based on the kufic form of the name of Muhammad's son-in-law, 'Ali, from whose family the Shi'ites took their first leaders.
Inspect the decorative brickwork

Inspect the thuluth Inscription

This is made up of two important components. The first is a brilliantly executed series of interleaved six-pointed stars and octagons laid out on a plainly bonded background. Laid on this and facing in the same direction as the inscription at the base, is a second, partially defaced inscription executed in terracotta thuluth.
The next section consists of a second band of what appears to be highly stylised Kufic. It is more likely to be an attempt to mimic the real thing.
Inspect the decorative brickwork suurrounding the window. The sixth part of the minaret is the main shaft made up of simple brick bonding of a similar type to that on the Western eivan of the Masjed-e-Jomeh. This is punctuated by a window from which the muezzin would have called the faithful to prayer. The window itself is well executed with a simple arch surmounting the recess, through which the spiral staircase in the centre of the minaret can be just seen.
Inspect the thuluth Inscription. The most important element in this section is the decorative inscription at the top of the minaret picked out in strongly formed Kufic.