Sheikh Safi al-Din's tomb
Sheikh Safi-ad-din Is'haq Ardabili (of Ardabil) (1252–1334) (Persian: شیخ صفیالدین اردبیلی), was the Kurdish eponym of the Safavid dynasty, and the spiritual heir and son in law of the great Sufi Murshid (Grand Master) Sheikh Zahed Gilani, of Lahijan in Gilan province in northern Iran. Most of what we know about him comes from the Safvat as-safa, a hagiography written by one of his followers.
Sheikh Safi al-Din's has composed poems in the Iranian dialect of old Tati. He was a seventh-generation descendant of Firuz Shah Zarrin Kolah, a local Iranian dignitary.
An etched figure of a giant hand, in Safi-ad-din Ardabili Mausoleum, showing Twelver Shi'a sign of Panj-tan-e Āl-e Abā
Sheikh Safi al-Din inherited Sheikh Zahed Gilani's Sufi order, the "Zahediyeh", which he later transformed into his own, the "Safaviyya". Sheikh Zahed Gilani also gave his daughter Bibi Fatemeh in wedlock to his favorite disciple. Sheikh Safi al-Din, in turn, gave a daughter from a previous marriage in wedlock to Shaikh Zahed Gilani's second-born son. Over the following 170 years, the Safaviyya Order gained political and military power, finally culminating in the foundation of the Safavid dynasty.
Only a very few verses of Sheikh Safi al-Din's poetry, called Dobaytis (double verses), have survived. Written in old Tati and Persian, they have linguistic importance today.
According to Minorsky, Sheykh Safi al-Din's ancestor Firuz-shah was a rich man, lived in Gilan and then Kurdish kings gave him Ardabil and its dependencies. Minorsky refers to Sheykh Safi al-Din's claims tracing back his origins to Hazrath Ali ibn Abu Talib, but expresses uncertainty about this.
The male lineage of the Safavid family given by the oldest manuscript of the Safwat as-Safa is:"(Shaykh) Safi al-Din Abul-Fatah Ishaaq the son of Al-Shaykh Amin al-din Jebrail the son of al-Saaleh Qutb al-Din Abu Bakr the son of Salaah al-Din Rashid the son of Muhammad al-Hafiz al-Kalaam Allah the son of Javaad the son of Pirooz al-Kurdi al-Sanjani (Piruz Shah Zarin Kolah the Kurd of Sanjan)" similar to the ancestry of Sheykh Safi al-Din's father in law, Sheikh Zahed Gilani, who also hailed from Sanjan, in Greater Khorassan.
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jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-09 3:03
Geat architecture and so beautiful golden decoration for this interior, perfect exposure and format, tfs.
subhendu_bagchi (21056) 2013-09-09 4:43
wow, it is a superb composition indeed. Love the use of available light in the frame. Great colours inside the tomb. A nice mystic atmosphere here. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
Fis2 (76986) 2013-09-09 10:18
Wow, beautiful interior.
Curious colors and light.
Photo has climate.
PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-09 10:40
Wonderful interior, also these picture with the ceiling and windows is wonderful to look at.Lovely detailed picture. Excellent captured, composition, colour and presentation be superb.Very well done
claudeD (26964) 2013-09-09 12:56
Very fine interior architecture picture with a perfect composition and fine sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (20792) 2013-09-09 15:38
Great tribute to the dead, it's so ornate. Nicely captured with good details. I like the lighting considering you were only using available light. Well done, tfs.
jhm (127995) 2013-09-10 3:50
Thank you very much for your notes, notwithstanding very difficult for my, for everything to understand through the a lot different names!
Your picture is extraordinarily lovely as interior picture.
Also the quality and colours are very pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, I can enjoy of this splendid work.
Very well done, TFS.
Nice day today,
gus72 (3392) 2013-09-11 19:14
Hi Saber !!
this was not an easy photo to take due to the illumination...... but you did an outstanding job of it.
The ceiling is magnificent .... in fact the whole scene is a work of art.
Thanks for showing it to us and for the Note.
Greeting from Australia.
dale54 (5735) 2013-09-13 10:53
well taken saber.very interesting work.the beauty of the detail work and light are amazing! dale
Sonata11 (31239) 2013-09-14 12:10
Wow! impressive interior. Wonderful composition and wonderfully executed. I love the snapshot and its curious light. Very beautiful photo job. Awesome ! Love it.
All the best and have a great WE,
Nicou (105809) 2013-09-15 1:50
Quelle captage de cette tombe sueprbe quelle vue et image avec la lumière qui pénètre et cette architecture superbe image et compo merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (13660) 2013-09-15 11:18
Beauitful architecture and fantastic, decorative details of the interior, nice composition and symmetry, well done
mkamionka (27073) 2013-09-18 6:25
very interesting interior. So very different from what I know. I like these little openings in the wall they add a touch of mystery.
Very well done,
Silvio1953 (105527) 2013-09-21 11:18
Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Graal (92166) 2013-09-21 23:23
amazing architecture here. Great tomb. Good symmetric composition. Presentation is very interesting. Well informations also.
Have a nice day.
Romano46 (11509) 2013-09-25 9:48
in questi ultimi giorni sono stato meno presente su TE e questa tua eccellente fotografia mi era sfuggita.
Una località che mi era sconosciuta, ma con un tesoro artistico eccellente come ci mostri in questa tua ripresa.
Con un bel taglio verticale ed una luce diffusa non facile da gestire sei riuscito a riprendere molto bene questa imponente architettura costruita nel classico stile iraniano a nido d'ape.
Eccellenti i colori del soggetto che hai riportato fedelmente in digitale.
Un buon risultato non facile da conseguire in tale situazione ambientale.
Eccellenti le note.
Ciao e buona serata
aliabazari (10282) 2013-09-26 8:39
Hi dear Saber
Sign beautifully interior of the tomb (Sheikh Safi). Exposure is the best method. So beautiful.
delpeoples (48634) 2013-09-30 8:19
A majestic building and a very beautiful photo which demonstrates the grandeur and beauty of the building so perfectly. Excellent vertical frame, great light management and symmetry.
mesutilgim (73024) 2013-10-10 11:41
Very nice interior capture with good pov and perfect light management.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Vasa (16612) 2013-10-30 16:31
The big format of this picture is so welcome. I have impression to be inside. Many thanks Saber! Best continuation!
nikkitta (8951) 2013-10-31 18:01
Love islamic architecture, so imaginative, this golden dome is a great example of it
Also I can see some pictures very high and carpets
Well done,interesting interior capture, tfs
batalay (33417) 2013-11-04 12:37
The light management cannot be better. The details of the rugs on the floor and carvings on the dome are as sharp as a razor. Thank you for the informative note,
dekanski (1069) 2013-11-24 11:57
wonderful place, wonderful composition, beautiful photo!
The light is amazing!
- Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) (8309)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
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- Date Submitted: 2013-09-09 0:31