About Tomb of Sheikh Ruzbihan

Tomb of Sheikh Ruzbihan is located in Darb Sheikh Neighborhood of Shiraz. Abu Muhammad Sheikh Ruzbihan Baqli has been a mystic from Fars who was born in 522 A.H. He started learning the holy Qur'an in Maktab-Khaneh[1] and studied common sciences in the presence of the scientists of his era. Early in his life, Sheikh Ruzbihan had mystic interests and he chose isolation when he was 25 and lived in the mountains around Shiraz worshiping with austerity and he memorized the holy Qur'an. He visited his first master, Sheikh Jamaluddin Fasayi and later he utilized the presence of other masters. After performing hajj, he went to Egypt and Sham (the historic region of Syria) and finally he returned to Shiraz and spent the rest of his life teaching, training disciples, and writing books. Sheikh Ruzbihan has written over 60 works some of which are still available. In addition, his poems in Persian and Arabic are collected in Diwan al-Ma'arif Fi-al-Shi'r. He passed away in Shiraz in 606 A.H.

There are three stone steps in the courtyard of tomb of Sheikh Ruzbihan that end with a roofless porch. Then, there is a roofed porch following which there is another porch with less width, where the tomb of Sheikh Ruzbihan and two of his descendants and grandchildren are located. Sheikh Ruzbihan's date of birth and death are written on the head of this porch in nasta'ligh. Tomb of Sheikh Ruzbihan has been registered as a national monument of Iran.

[1] Old version of Persian schools




Shiraz is the fifth most populous city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province. It has a moderate climate and is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.
See Shiraz