January 11, 2021
Kamaluddin Abu al-Atta, known as Khwaju Kermani, was born in 1290 in Kerman province and died in 1351 in Shiraz. He was one of the famous poets of the Mongol era.
Located near Quran Gate, Khwaju’s tomb offers a great view of the city coming to life at night. The beautiful lighting and the unique architecture alone are worth a visit. The grave, located in the middle of this roofless tomb, has a curved surface which has no inscriptions to indicate that this is Khwaju’s resting place. However, there is a verse inscribed from the Quran which reads “whoever walks the earth is subject to death and decay. Only God the Magnificent remains”.
Khwaju Kermani’s Tomb is located next to Quran Gate, with Roknabad spring flowing by. This roofless tomb was built in 1936 and has been renovated many times and has many visitors. Little above Khwaju's tomb, there are 3 caves, one of which was a place of worship for mystics and elders, and also Khwaju himself. In 1991, the Khwaju Commemoration Congress in Kerman, installed a statue of this famous Iranian mystic outside the tomb.