Also known as the Shrine of the lord of the light.
The remains of Sayyed Mir Ahmad (a brother of Imam
Reza) who died in Shiraz in AD835 are houses at this
A mausoleum was first erected over the grave in the
mid 14th century and it has been an important Shiite
place of pilgrimage ever since.
The expansive courtyard is a great to sit and
discreetly observe the moving climax to what is an
important religious rite for Shiites.
The multicoloured reflections from the countless
minute mirror tiles inside the shrine are quite
dazzling and the golden topped minarets above it are
Hidden away in the northwestern corner fo the
courtyard is a small museum which houses a few old
At the southeastern corner of the courtyard is the
Mausoleum of Sayyed Mir Mohammed. It was built for
the brother of Mir Ahmad, who also died in Shiraz.
The shrine has intricate mirror tiling and some
inscriptions in the dome, but it is less interesting
than the Shah Cheragh mausoleum.