Climate : Temperate
Area : ۲۷۵۰
Shabestar (Persian: شبستر; also known as Chabiastar, Shabiastar, and Shabistar) is a city in and the capital of Shabestar County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,857, in 3,989 families.
Shabestar is located in proximity to Tabriz, the provincial capital, on the main Iranian-International railway line which connects Tehran and Tabriz to Turkey and Europe; During the Safavid period. Shabestar's economy and development has received a major boost due to the 'Azad' university built there. It is home to the renowned Iranian mysticist Sheikh Mahmoud Shabestari (is the creator of the sublime mystic poem Gulshan-e Raz (The Garden of Secrets). This poem is counted as one of the loftiest works of 'irfan, and has immortalized the name of its author. Many commentaries have been written upon it, perhaps the best of which is that written by Hazin Lahiji, which has been published and is available. Shabestari died about the year 1320), the composer of Gulshan-i Raz.