Emamzadeh Shah Zeyd

Emamzadeh Shah Zeyd

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Imamzadeh Shahzeyd is a descendant of Imam Zayn al-Abidine who was martyred in the year of 447 AH.

The Sayyed Mosleh al-Din Mahdavi, according to his own research, has determined the descendant of this Imamate as follows:

Al-Makfof son of Hassan Al-Aftat son of Ali Asghar son of Imam Zayn al-Abidine. This lineage has been accepted by the endowment organization and has been registered in the shrine.

The tomb of Imamzadeh Shahzeyd is located on Hasht-behesht Street in Isfahan. The tomb of Imamzadeh Shahzeyd is one of the historical monuments of Isfahan which because of its architecture and murals can be distinguished from other monuments in Isfahan.

Across the walls of the tomb, the mausoleum is adorned with various scenes from the events of Ashura and subsequent events. These murals were executed in the first half of the fourteenth century AH and are said to have been painted by Seyed Abbas Aghamiri. He was a famous painter of the fourteenth century.

The building is as old as the Safavi era. The inscription at the top of the monument to the right of the monument indicates that the building was repaired a few times which one happened during the reign of King Suleiman Safavi.

 A unique feature of this monument, which makes it a prominent shrine among the shrines of Isfahan. One of the important points of these paintings is that the various assemblages of the murals that are also circular narrated are not separated.

Paintings played an important role in past. For example, historical house accommodation in Iran shows that even in old traditional house in Iran the art of painting and drawing were popular.

A unique feature of this monument, which makes it a prominent shrine among the shrines in Isfahan, is that it covers walls inside the tomb room of Imamzadeh Shahzeyd, from the bottom by inscription to beneath the dome, with murals depicting scenes from Ashura's day and the subsequent incidents have become known related to this day.

The first assembly, which covered the northern half of the eastern wall of the tomb room, included the farewell scene of Abbas with Sakineh Khatun and other women caravans of Imam Hussein. The image of Abbas is painted on a large horse and on its left, women are pictured wearing black tents with covered faces. Above the image of Abbas, on the left, the image of tents and Abdullah son of Imam Hassan can be seen. On the right, the House of Qasim son of Hassan with descendants of Al-Shami and the war of Ali Akbar with Shareq son of Sait is pictured. 

The second chamber, which encompasses the southern half of the eastern wall of the tomb room, contains the scene of Abbas's war alongside the Forat River. At the bottom of Forat River fish are floating, as well as the bodies of several people.

The third chamber is executed on the south side of the tomb wall, on the left side of the entrance to Shabestan, south of the monument. The assembly depicts Imam Hussein riding on a horse, holding in his hand his son ‘Ali Asghar’, who was shot in the throat. In the upper left corner of the House, there is a picture of tents and some of the women. At the bottom, there are pictures of angels and demons.

The fourth chapter, which is located on the south side of the tomb wall, to the right of the entrance, depicts Imam Hussein mounted on the side of the tents, having been shot by his enemies. Above the image, to the right of Imam Hussein, angels are flown in the sky and to the left of Imam Sultan QaysHind and his minister are pictured.

The Fifth chapter, which occupies the southern portion of the western wall of the tomb room, depicts the beheading and martyrdom of Imam Hussein and several martyrs of Karbala, and contains more details than any other assembly. 

In part of the painting, Imam Hussein is depicted lying on the ground with his bare body and get shoot, while his killer is beheading him. Around them were also the bodies of the executed and sometimes headless martyrs of a number of Bani Hashim martyrs, including Taflan Zainab and Ali Asghar and other martyrs such as Habib bin Mazaher, Hari Riyadh, and his son and servant. 

At the top left of the image, Imam Zayn al-Abidine in green dress is captured by his enemies. He who witnesses the testimony of his dear father. At the top right of the picture is a drawing of Fezeh near a lion, reminiscent of the famous story of the lion, and beside it, a lady surrounded by Karubiyans and supposedly symbolizing Fatima Zahra.

To get to this destination from kianpour boutique hotel, that is an old house accommodation in Iran; tourists can call for cab or use public transportation. This place is only 6.9 km away from our guest house in Isfahan. We suggest you to compare Isfahan boutique hotels, because we are certain that you will chose kianpour traditional boutique hotel for many reasons.


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