tombs in pakistan

Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Multan, Pakistan.

Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath (1251–1335) commonly known by the title Rukn-e-Alam (Pillar of the World) was among the eminent Sufi saints from Multan, Pakistan. The tomb building is an octagon, 51 feet 9 inches in diameter internally, with walls 41 feet 4 inches high and 13 feet 3 inches thick, supported at the angles by sloping towers. Besides its religious importance, the mausoleum is also of considerable archaeological value as its dome is reputed to be the second largest in the world, after Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, India.

The mausoleum is built entirely of red brick, bounded with beams of shisham wood, which have now turned black after so many centuries. The whole of the exterior is elaborately ornamented with glazed tile panels, string-courses and battlements. Colors used are dark blue, azure, and white, contrasted with the deep red of the finely polished bricks. The tomb was said to have been built by Ghias-ud-Din Tughlak for himself during the days of his governorship of Depalpur, between 1320 and 1324 AD, but was given by his son, Muhammad bin Tughluq to the descendents of Shah Rukn-e-Alam for the latter’s burial in 1330.

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Shrine of Baha-ud-Din Zakariya, Multan, Pakistan.

The city of Multan is famous for its numerous tombs and shrines, especially those of sufi saints and poets. One of its most prominent saints was Baha-ud-din Zakariya, who lived in the 13th century.

His humble mausoleum is covered in simple, yet elegant sandy bricks with azure patterns. This is one of the doors to the main tomb.

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“Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it. Create an ocean from a dew drop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you.” -Allama Iqbal

Tomb of Allama Iqbal.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

The seven stages of love in Urdu:

1. Hub - حب - Attraction.
2. Uns - انس - Infatuation.
3. Ishq - عشق - Love.
4. Aqeedat - عقیدت - Reverence.
5. Ibaadat - عبادت - Worship.
6. Junoon - جنون - Obsession.
7. Maut - موت - Death.

Tomb of Jahangir.
Lahore, Pakistan. (Instagram: aabbiidd)

Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Multan, Pakistan.

Sheikh Rukn-ud-Din Abul Fath (1251–1335) commonly known by the title Rukn-e-Alam (Pillar of the World) was among the eminent Sufi saints from Multan, Pakistan. The tomb building is an octagon, 51 feet 9 inches in diameter internally, with walls 41 feet 4 inches high and 13 feet 3 inches thick, supported at the angles by sloping towers. Besides its religious importance, the mausoleum is also of considerable archaeological value as its dome is reputed to be the second largest in the world, after Gol Gumbaz of Bijapur, India.

The mausoleum is built entirely of red brick, bounded with beams of shisham wood, which have now turned black after so many centuries. The whole of the exterior is elaborately ornamented with glazed tile panels, string-courses and battlements. Colors used are dark blue, azure, and white, contrasted with the deep red of the finely polished bricks. The tomb was said to have been built by Ghias-ud-Din Tughlak for himself during the days of his governorship of Depalpur, between 1320 and 1324 AD, but was given by his son, Muhammad bin Tughluq to the descendents of Shah Rukn-e-Alam for the latter’s burial in 1330.

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