Category: Persian Mystics

Saadi Shirazi

Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi, better known by his pen-name Saadi was born in the city of Shiraz around 1200. He died around the year 1292 in Shiraz. His father died in Saadi’s early childhood. He completed his early education in Shiraz with the help of his uncle. Later he was sent to study in Baghdad at Nezamiyeh College which was a renowned place of education in the Muslim…

Attar of Nishapur

Attar of Nishapur was a Persian poet, mystic, philosopher and Sufi who is said to have lived between c. 1145 – c. 1221. However, his exact date of birth is not known. He was born in the city of Nishpur which is now the north-east of Iran. He had a great influence on Persian literature and mysticism. His full name was Abu Ḥamid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim, also known as…

Persian Mystics

Iran has long been the place of living and growth to artists and mystics who have been famous worldwide. Nowadays, their tombs and mausoleums in various sites of Iran have been the place of worship and pilgrimage to different people around the world who visit these sites every day. Persian Mystics The tombs of Saadi and Hafez in Shiraz, the tomb of Attar of Nishapur a great mystic of the sixth…