Shams-i-Tabrīzī or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185–1248) was a Persian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlānā Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrīzī (The Works of Shams of Tabriz). Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus. The tomb of Shams-i Tabrīzī was recently nominated to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Monument tower, tomb, and bust in a memorial park — located in Khoy, South Azerbaijan province, Iran.
Shams Tabrizi's tomb in Khoy, beside a tower monument in a memorial park, has been nominated as a World Cultural Heritage Center by UNESCO.
the scheme has been planned by Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization and Khoy Cultural Heritage Department.
Born in the city of Tabriz, Shams lived together with Rumi in Konya for several years.
Shams has been immortalized in Rumi’s collection of poetry named the “Divan of Shams ad-Din of Tabriz”.
Rumi’s love for him and his bereavement at his death found expression in an outpouring of music, dance, and lyrical ...see more poetry.
The tomb of Shams is located in Khoy and is in the form of a 12-meter [39-feet] high cylindrical tower. The monument was erected by Shah Esmaeil in the Safavid era.