Ahmadieh Monastery (Khanghah Ahmadieh), which is located in Sang-e Siah neighborhood near Shahcheragh Shrine, dates back to Qajar period. The architectural style of khanghah ahmadieh has some features of Qajar and Pahlavi periods. The tiles and cornerstone of this beautiful place are eye-catching, the facade of it a combination of stone and colorful tiles with paintings inspired by nature.
This monastery includes a museum, where very valuable relics from different historical periods are preserved, including manuscripts and other objects. One of the most magnificent works on display at the museum is a six-volume Quran, which has been worked on continuously for 20 years, showcasing the art of the late Ali Asghar Zarmehr Shirazi. It also has a valuable library and includes a clinic that treats low-income citizens for free every week.
In a Nutshell
This monastery is the place where the meetings of Dahabiya Dervishes are held. The origin of this method dates back to the ninth century in Iran. Dahabiya, like other Sufis, have monastic rites, including the wearing of poles, the ritual of hearing, and the culture of discipleship. Dahabiya has gone through various changes throughout history, such as the period of asceticism and worship, the period of recession, and the period of modernity. Although this place is not open to the public, if you have a tour guide or you happen to be there, they will let you in and offer you food and drinks.