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Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine
29-MAY-2009 Ali Majdfar

Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine

Mahan - Kerman Province

Shah Nematollah Vali (also spelled as Ne'matollah, Ni'matallah and Ni'mat Allah, Nimatullah Wali), was an Islamic scholar and a Sufi poet from the 14th and 15th centuries. He was one of the important Masters of Sufism in the history of mysticism.
He was born in Aleppo, Syria. He travelled widely through the Muslim world, learning the philosophies of many masters.
After meeting with Abdollah Yafe'i in Mecca and seven years study to become a teacher, he was sent out for a round of travels.
He temporarily resided near Samarkand, along the great Central Asian Silk Road. It was here that he met the conqueror Tamerlane, but to avoid conflict with the worldly ruler, he soon left and eventually settled in the Persian region of Kerman, where he died.
His tomb is in nearby town, Mahan.
Today the Nimatullah Sufi Order is one of the most important Sufi orders of Iran.
He also has a left a Persian Language Diwan (poetry).This contained predictions about the events which would occur on-wards in the world.

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Ghislaine et Réal Boulet11-Dec-2009 02:15
Lovely place and great mood
Larry Peterson08-Oct-2009 03:52
Beautiful image, very interesting history. V
Elena08-Oct-2009 03:15
Gorgeous reflection! BV
January Grey08-Oct-2009 02:47
Magnificent shrine & a wonderful composition, Ali. V!
Marcia Colelli07-Oct-2009 23:20
beautiful capture of the reflections, lovely scene V
Ceya07-Oct-2009 19:04
Wonderful scene, lovely colours and reflections! V
Lamar Nix07-Oct-2009 18:59
Shrine face viewed across the water is quite interesting. V
Máire Uí Mhaicín07-Oct-2009 16:56
A fine reflection in this image, and I appreciate the knowledgeable note.
Valene07-Oct-2009 16:54
Wonderful capture of the shrine, and very interesting information! V
Hank Vander Velde07-Oct-2009 14:43
Beautiful image and good/interesting info Ali. Thanks for sharing.
Tom Munson07-Oct-2009 14:39
Beautiful and impressive!
Enny07-Oct-2009 14:19
beautiful with the reflections.
silvia marmori07-Oct-2009 14:00
both interesting, image and history written!
Patricia Kay07-Oct-2009 13:15
Beautiful image Ali....Interesting history which is great to read.....BV
Char07-Oct-2009 13:10
Hi Ali,
This is a terrific capture and the information is so interesting. Thanks for sharing that. \/
TuTmin07-Oct-2009 11:10
beautiful image.V~
Colin Storey07-Oct-2009 10:33
Wonderful reflections and great background words to the image. v
Gérard Koehl07-Oct-2009 10:14
Magnifique avec ces reflets... V
Michal Leszczynski07-Oct-2009 08:52
Wonderful photo, beautiful water reflections and very good vertical composition. V.
Blandine Mangin07-Oct-2009 07:55
superbe ! un très beau reflet. v
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak07-Oct-2009 06:12
Very nice and interesting shot1 ;~}}}
Paco López07-Oct-2009 05:34
Excellent and beautiful!! V!
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