Khoy: the tomb of Shams-e Tabrizi

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Khoy is a city in West Azerbayjan, near the border of Turkey. It has a population of 200,000 with Turks and Kurds tribes.

This is city is famous for the tomb of Shams-e Tabrizi. He was the spiritual instructor of Molana, Shams-e Din Mohammad Rumi, a famous Iranian poem in the 13th century.

Shams was a Persian poet and Sufi mystic who lived in the 13th century. He is best known as the spiritual teacher and friend of Rumi, one of the most famous and influential poets in the world. Shams-e Tabrizi was born in Tabriz, Iran, and traveled widely in search of wisdom and truth. He met Rumi in Konya, Turkey, and had a profound impact on his life and poetry. They spent many days and nights together in deep conversation and spiritual ecstasy.

Rumi has a series of poems called Divan-i Shams-i Tabrizi. His poems express his love for God, his devotion to Shams, and his insights into the mysteries of existence. He also told many stories and anecdotes that illustrate his teachings and worldview. Shams-e Tabrizi disappeared mysteriously from Konya, leaving Rumi heartbroken and longing for him. Some say that he was killed by Rumi’s jealous disciples, while others say that he left voluntarily to test Rumi’s faith. His tomb is located in Khoy, Iran, and is a place of pilgrimage for many Sufis and admirers of Rumi and Shams.

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