Hafez Tomb – Shiraz

Hafez Tomb – Shiraz

Khajeh Shams al-Din Mohammad Shirazi known as “Hafez” was the great sonneteer and of the Persian poets and literature. He was born in about 726 Hijri year in Shiraz. He learned science and technology in the classes of the professors at his time and got high levels in literature of his time.

He pondered a lot in theology and memorized Quran in fourteen different narrations. “Goethe”, the great German scientist, poet and orator produced his Eastern Court in his name and inspired by his thoughts. His poetry includes sessions, several odes and Masnavis, sonnets and rubaiyat. He passed away in 192 Hijri year in Shiraz. His tomb in Shiraz is a shrine for pundits and Persian literature and poetry lovers.

Hafezieh (Hafez Tomb) is a complex of tomb in the north of Shiraz and south of Qur’an Gate. The complex is called with this name for having Hafez Shirazi’s tomb in itself. The Tomb of Hafez was built in Zandi era and its reconstruction in current format was done in 1315.

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