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Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque

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Address: Sems Parki Sems Mahallesi Karatay, Konya 42050, Turkey

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A great place to pray or spend time in contemplation and solitude. All religions welcome and a very friendly Iman will make you feel at home. It is customary visiting Shems tomb... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The entire mosque and tomb and the adjacent museum are an eye opener to somebody who knew nothing about this line of the faith.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

A great place to pray or spend time in contemplation and solitude. All religions welcome and a very friendly Iman will make you feel at home. It is customary visiting Shems tomb prior to Mevlana's

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Saar, Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

While the Mevlana Museum is large and ornate, the Shams Tebrizi tomb and mosque is understated and simple, which was very nice to see. There is a wonderful calm and tranquility about the place. We just sat there for a while and soaked in the atmosphere and meditated. Left with a lighter heart.

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Thank MIA328
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

❤️Shams of Tabrez❤️ His place is just like him; A mystry that never cared for this world to unravel before. While Mevlana's shrine still draws crowds, Shams RA's (said) place is aloof and self assured in its own way. Perfect if you really want to spend some time with him.

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Limpopo Province, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you appreciate Sufism then most definitely this place is worth visiting. Spend a few minutes in the mosque and feel a very calm and spiritual energy making your holiday different from the other usual holidays.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Visit Shams I Tebrizi as well if you are in Konya for visiting Mawlana Celaleddin Rumi. He was Rumis teacher and soulmate. I found great peace visiting his tomb. If it is a prayer time it is a problem. Either wait or try to go in and stay at the back. Women can go up and look down on the... More 

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Kuwait
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Sems tomb should be visited if you are coming to Konya to pay attribute to Mavlana Alrumi. However you to know that there is a huge doubt that this is his true tomb. The tomb is located inside a small mosque that is nicely preserved

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Very peaceful atmosphere, people go and pray 2 rakat upon entering the mosque, read surah fatiha next to the tomb and go back to the mosque to read Quran.

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New Delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Shams was Rumi's guru. So, according to custom, one should call on his grave before Rumi's. It is about ten minutes walk from Rumi's tomb. The exterior of Sham's tomb is simple. Inside is a small hall. Women sit on the first floor. If a prayer meeting is in progress, sit quietly among the other worshippers. Sham's grave is on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

A perfect place for those who know about the great mystic. You feel the nice vibe and want to sit down and spend some time alone.

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