Iran Tourism in Saadi’s tomb
Iran Tourism poet and writer Saadi Shirazi was born in the year 6 AH. The poet has been given a great deal of praise; the master of speech, the king of speech, Sheikh Ajl, and the absolute master of Persian speech are only a part of Saadi’s nicknames.
Saadi studied at the Baghdad Nizamiyya and traveled to Damascus and Hejaz after completing his conversion. After returning from these trips, Saadi stayed in Shiraz for the rest of his life. Saadi’s tomb is located in Shiraz, also known as Saadi.
But Saadieh is the magnificent building of Mohsen Foroughi’s art of thought and design. Mohsen Foroughi was an Iranian architect and professor of architecture and dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Tehran. He was the son of Mohammad Ali Foroughi, a literary and politician. He died in the year 3, and his tomb is in the Ibn Babu’iyyeh cemetery in Shahriar.
The architecture of Foroughi, Saadi’s tomb, is located at the end of Bostan Street next to the Delgosha Garden in Shiraz. Here are some interesting facts about Saadi’s tomb or Saadi’s tomb, join us to get to know this beautiful building:
۱. Saadiyeh was originally Saadi’s khanqah, where he spent his late life and then was buried there. It was first built in the seventh century by Shams al-Din Muhammad Saheb al-Dawani, the famous minister of Abaqa Khan, a tomb above Saadi’s tomb.
۲. Two years after Sa’di’s death, Ibn al-Boutawi wrote a report on the poet’s tomb. This is the oldest report of Saadi’s tomb. Visitors to the tomb of Saadi washed their clothes in marble ponds. According to the old belief, washing clothes in this water gives a healing effect to clothes.
۳. In the year 9, by the order of Jacob Zulqadr, the ruler of Fars, the Khanate of Sheikh was destroyed and no trace remained. In the 5th AH by the order of Karim Khan Zand, a monumental building of plaster and brick was erected on top of Saadi’s tomb.
۴. Many poets and mystics were buried in their will. Among them we can mention the blind poet Shirazi Shirazi, who was buried in the western room of the monument built by Karim Khan.
۵. According to the narration of Mohammad Taghi Behrouzi in the early Qajar era, one of the scholars of Shiraz ordered Saadi to demolish and break the tomb stone because of Saadi’s devotion to religion, which prompted Ali Akbar Khan, Qavam al-Malik Shirazi, to prepare and install the current stone. Slowly, and partially embellish some of Saadi’s poems taken from the garden, sung in praise of the Prophet of Islam. The stone existed in the monument built by Karim Khan Zand until the present tomb was built.
۶. The building, which was built in the time of Karim Khan, was firm until the year AH. In the year 9 following the initial agreement to revive the Saadieh complex, Andre Godard, then director of Iranian archeology, was invited to come to Shiraz to express his opinion, but after various discussions and in year 2, the design contract Saadi’s tomb was closed with a construction company, and engineers Mohsen Foroughi and engineer Ali Sadegh started as Saadi’s designers.
۷. In March 2009, the construction of Saadi’s tomb, which was designed by Iranians and its architects and workers in Shirazi, was completed with an adaptation of the Chehelstone Palace and a fusion of old and new Iranian architecture in a 5-square-meter garden.
۸. On the afternoon of May 11th, Saadi’s tomb was inaugurated by Dr. Mahmoud Hassabi, then Minister of Culture, and Ali Asghar Khan Hekmat and a large number of poets, writers, businessmen and proprietors. Simultaneously with the inauguration of Saadi, the same morning the statue of Saadi was unveiled at the gate of Isfahan. The statue was designed by Iranian artist, Professor Abolhassan Siddiqui, and according to the National Monuments Association’s financial report, it was paid 2,000 Tomans for its construction.
Picture of Saadi’s tomb behind one hundred thousand rials banknote
۹. Iranian modernist architect Mohsen Foroughi designed the tomb design in collaboration with Ali Akbar Sadegh, inspired by traditional Iranian architectural elements. The building is Iranian-style, with 4 columns of brown stone at the front of the tomb and the original is decorated with white stone and tile. The outside of the tomb is cube-shaped, but inside it is octagonal and the walls are marble and azure.
۱۰. The stone that now stands on the tomb of Saadi, the pale red cobblestone with bows from the garden in Nastaliq, was installed by Ali Akbar Khan of Qawam al-Molk Shirazi.
۱۱. The fish pond is located in Saadi’s tomb, to the left of the tomb and is octagonal in shape, with a basin of about 1.5 m 2 and connected by two steps to the apron.
۱۲. Swimming in this water, especially on Wednesday nights, has been a popular belief in Shiraz. The main Seljuk-style fish pond tiles were designed by Master Tile Shooter in year 6 and implemented by Cultural Heritage.
۱۳. On the west side of Saadi’s Tomb, there is a white building with a blue panel, the building we mentioned is a collection library. The library was founded in the 2nd year.
۱۴. The Saadi Center of Iran has declared Saadi Day the first day of May since May 1, and on May 1, at the World Poets Summit in Shiraz, the first day of May has been designated Saadi Day by domestic and foreign cultural institutions.