Hafez

Hafez of Shiraz

Hafez of Shiraz

Hafez of Shiraz

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Hafiz or Hafez of Shiraz is a Persian Sufi Mystic poet. Born in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran) around 1315 C.E , Hafez’ popularity remains huge in Iran, with many Iranians having a copy of his collected works, and they memorise his poems and use them as proverbs and sayings in everyday life.

Many Iranians use Hafez’ Divan as a means of divination (which is not the same as fortune telling). They will hold a question in mind and open the Divan at a page and meditate on the ode they open at and use it as guidance and insight.

Although not a lot of information is known about Hafez, a brief biography can be found on hafizonlove.com

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