Shams-e-Tabrizi(Located in Khoy)
Shams-e-Tabrizi or Shams al-Din Mohammad (1185-1248) was an Iranian Muslim, who is credited as the spiritual instructor of Mewlana Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Balkhi, also known as Rumi and is referenced with great reverence in Rumi’s poetic collection, in particular Diwan-i Shams-e Tabrizi . Tradition holds that Shams taught Rumi in seclusion in Konya for a period of forty days, before fleeing for Damascus.
Shams received his education in Tabriz and was a disciple of Baba Kamal al-Din Jumdi. Before meeting Rumi, he apparently traveled from place to place weaving baskets and selling girdles for a living.
On 15 November 1244, Shams Tabrizi and Rumi was encountering each other on the road of Konya.
During their friendship,Sham was very impressed by Rumi talk and after several years with Rumi in Konya, Shams left and settled in Khoy. As the years passed, Rumi attributed more and more of his own poetry to Shams as a sign of love for his departed friend and master. In Rumi’s poetry Shams becomes a guide of Allah’s (Creator) love for mankind.The source of Shams’ teachings was the knowledge of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who is also called the father of sufism.
some say he was killed by close disciples of Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi who were jealous of the close relationship between Rumi and Shams, But according to many certain evidences he left Konya and died in Khoy where he was buried. Sultan Walad, Rumi’s son, in his Walad-Nama mathnawi just mentions that Shams mysteriously disappeared from Konya with no more specific details. Nowadays his tomb is located in Khoy city in Iran.