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Hafizieh (Hafez)

 

Probably the most popular historical site of Shiraz is the tomb of Hafiz with a beautiful monument, built in 1940 and inspired by the architecture of the Zandieh era. The garden around the building is very enjoyable where you can have the famous Shiraz Faludeh. More about Hafiz: Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (1315-1390) was a Persian poet. At an early age, he memorized the Holy Quran and was given the title of Hafez, which he later used as his pen name. His work was first translated into English in 1771 by William Jones. Waldo Emerson referred to Hafiz as a poet's poet. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has his character Sherlock Holmes state that "there is as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world" (in A Case of Identity). Friedrich Engels mentioned him in an 1853 letter to Karl Marx: "It is, by the way, rather pleasing to read dissolute old Hafiz in the original language, which sounds quite passable....". Reference: Read more about this magnificent Persian Poet at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafez

 

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