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About Hafiz Shirazi

Family
Pen-Name

Hafiz or Hafez (a title given to those who had memorized the Koran by heart. It is claimed that Hafiz had done this in fourteen different ways).
Full Title

Khajeh Shamseddin Mohammad Hafiz-s Shirazi
Other variations of spelling are:
Khwajeh Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafez-e Shirazi,
or Khwaje Shams ud-Din Mohammed Hafiz-e Shirazi
Father:
Baha-ud-Din
Brothers:

He had two older brothers

Wife:

Hafiz married in his twenties, even though he continued his love for Shakh-e Nabat, as the manifest symbol of her Creator’s beauty.
Children:

Hafiz had one child.
Poetry
Divan-e-Hafiz

Some 500 ghazals, 42 Rubaiyees, and a few Ghaseedeh’s, composed over a period of 50 years. Hafiz only composed when he was divinely inspired, and therefore he averaged only about 10 Ghazals per year. His focus was to write poetry worthy of the Beloved.
Compiler of Divan

Hafiz did not compile his poetry. Mohammad Golandaam, who also wrote a preface to his compilation, completed it in 813 A.H or 1410 a.d, some 21-22 years after Hafiz’s death.

Also another person who compiled Hafiz’s poetry was one of his young disciples Sayyid Kasim-e Anvar, who collected 569 Ghazals attributed to Hafiz. He died in 1431 a.d. some 42-43 years after Hafiz’s death.
Death
Date
:

Late 1388 or early 1389 a.d. or 791 A.H. at the age of 69.

Place:

Shiraz

Tomb:

in Musalla Gardens, along the banks of Ruknabad river in Shiraz, which is referred to as Hafezieh.

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