Translated by: Ahmad Ismaeil Abadi
The tomb of Sheik Mohammad known as saddle maker beside the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS)
As you go downstairs, the market noises stop. When you pass by the plaster porch, you see the facing and inscription tiles and a bit later the sound of water gurgling in the middle of the courtyard is over all the surrounding noises. The tomb of Sheik Mohammad that local resident call him "saddler" for years separate the pilgrims from the common noises around the Holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS). Sheik Mohammad who was from the mystics of10th century and contemporaneous with Sheikh Bahayee is sleeping in a tomb where it was built in Safavid era. He also like all of his contemporaneous slept beside the holy Shrine of Imam Reza so that his tomb to be another pilgrimage for passengers. Sheikh Mohammed was from the village of "Kardeh", near Mashhad who spent most of his life in Mashhad. Some considers him saddler while others shoemaker. But anyway, he is known as "the old saddlers".
Besides the imam of eighth
The tomb of old saddler is a part of a shrine of Imam Reza (AS), which in terms of scenery, architecture and art creation is very beautiful. So you can either visit Imam Reza (AS) or also check out the wonders of this collection.
How do we get ?
To visit the tomb of Sheikh Mohammad, you should visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza and Azadi courtyard; the tomb of the Saddler is beside the tomb of Imam Reza so, finding it very easy. This tomb is on the eastern part and at the façade of sheik Amoli is located. To get to the tomb, you should get yourself to the "courtyard" of Azadi and by passing the entrance of enter into his tomb.
What do we see?
Facing a historical monument
The main structure of this architecture was made in Safavid era and at the time of Sultan Mohammad Khoda Bandeh and was rebuilt in different eras. Its latest rebuilt has been in 2001.
Inside the structure:
The tomb of old saddler like many of Persian historical monuments is a four-arched tomb that its façade begins from the down part of the dead body. The tomb is also located on the western part of the tomb and lacks shrine. The grave box is covered by the glass that is as high as one meter. Around the internal space of the box, there is an inscription written in Nasta'liq the chapter of "man" is written. As far as in the first architecture there has not been tiles and insides the tomb has been decorated. In rebuilding, this model has been made, as well. However, writing Chapter of "man" in a green field is written on the tore. The interesting point is type of drawing located on the façade of the tomb just above the grave is located and along with beautiful drawing you see on the ceiling is referred to initial architecture.
Outward of the structure
The arch of the collection has been adorned with an inscription decorated with Kufic that includes some praises and all around the courtyard in two floors some rooms are made that is run by official collection. The entrance porch floor and the entrance to the tomb, is symmetrical and has been decorated with inscriptions written in Kufic.
Do not miss
Mosque of Phil and Souvenir
Visiting the famous Sufi shrine in Mashhad is in the schedules of a lot of pilgrims. After visiting this famous Sheikh you can have a look around and check the beautiful monuments around it. On the opposite of the tomb, in a core around the shrine, is the known school of Goli Khan Shamlo that its facade is regarded as one of the most historic and beautiful historic similar schools. It is interesting you know by the project renovation around the holy shrine of Imam Reza, this historical facade that was in the middle of the main street by concreting and strength from the floor, about14 meters moved on special rails and was withdrawn roadway. The mosque of Phil is one of historical mosques of Mashhad and located downward the Tomb of the saddler and at the beginning of Navab Safavi. At the opposite door of the tomb the market is located that like the tomb of Holy shrine of Imam Reza you can see the souvenirs of Mashhad and sell them.