About Qur'an Gate
Qur'an Gate is located in northeast of Shiraz near Allah-o Akbar Gorge, between Chehel Magham and Baba Koohi Mountains. In fact, it is on the way of Shiraz to Marv Dasht. In the past, Shiraz had 6 gates, but today there is only Qur'an Gate. It is called Qur'an Gate because of the Qur'an left there for passengers to leave the gate with peace. This gate was first built at the time of Azdoddoleh Deylami and Karim Khan-e Zand renewed it in Zand Period and added a room to the top of this gate and left two great exquisite copies of the Qur'an hand written by Sultan Ibrahim Ibn Shahrokh Teymoori. These two copies of the Qur'an known as the Hefdah Man Qur'ans (the Qur'ans with the weight of 51kg), are transferred to Pars Museum from Qur'an Gate. Qur'an Gate was damaged during Qajar Period because of several earthquakes and Muhammad Zaki Khan Noori renovated it. In 1937, this gate was fully demolished because it was located in development plan of north route of Shiraz and then, it was reconstructed with the attempts of one of the merchants of Shiraz, known as I'timad-ud-Tojjar, in the close distance of the old gate. The new gate was larger having a sharp arch and two small entrances on both sides as well as a rectangular room on top of it to keep the Qur'an there. Some Ayahs of the Qur'an are written in Thuluth and Naskh all around this gate. Qur'an Gate has been registered as a national monument of Iran.