Category: Destinations-Spiritual

Saint Sarkis Cathedral

You can visit this place during your stay in Tehran. This church was built by the personal expenses of an Armenian-Persian by the name of Markar Sarkisian. After the construction, the Armenian base in Tehran was transferred from the Holy Mary Church to this place. It was designed in Bazylika or Cross-shape form. The exterior walls are covered by white marble stones. We have to confess that it truly has…

Bayazid Bastami Tomb

Abu Yazid Ṭayfur bin Isa bin Surushan Basṭami, commonly known as Bayazid Bastami and titled “The King of The Mystics” is the greatest mystic of the third century of the lunar calendar. He is one of the Sufi elders. It is said that after years of exploration and austerity Bayazid returned to Bastam and spent the rest of his life and died in that city. Personally, he didn’t leave any…

Khanqah (Persian Monastery)

Khanqah means a house in which Sufis, Dervishes, and elders spend their days and pray. It has been called different names such as convent, temple, Robat(رباط), Tekyeh (تکیه)  and Zawieh (زاویه). The stimulus for the building and formation of this Sufi foundation, regarding the tendency to isolation and austerity of Sufis, is similar to the religions before Islam like Buddhism, Manaeism, Zoroasterism, and Christianity. The monastery of Christian priests and…