The perennial question: Did Multan's aesthetics influence Bukhara, or did Bukhara influence Multan? The tombs of the Suhrawardi luminaries Shah Rukn-e Alam and Bahauddin Zakariyya tower above this ancient capital city, next to the where Multan's fabled sun temple once stood. This city of saints is pulsing with spiritual energy (not to be confused with the scorching summer heat). If you look closely you'll find a host of historic mosques featuring Multan's evocative turquoise tiles peering through alleys in the old city.
Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Rukn-e Alam (d. 1335)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268) (18th century added structure)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268) (18th century added structure)Shah Bahauddin Zakariya (d. 1268) (18th century added structure)Madrasa at the Suhrawardi mazarsMadrasa at the Suhrawardi mazarsWith the khadim at the mazar of Shah Jamal Multani, who gifted us his newly edited volume of Tazkira-e Jamal.Mazar of Shah Jamal MultaniMazar of Shah Jamal MultaniThe old city (16th-17th c.)Shah Jamal MultaniThe site of a new Dar ul-Ulum (Abode of Knowledge)

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