Sheikh Zahed Shrine

Sheikh Zahed Shrine Shrine in Lahijan, Iran

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Sheikh Zahed (or Zahid) Gilani was an Iranian Grandmaster of the famed Zahediyeh Sufi Order at Lahijan. Since the mid-13th century, Sheikh Zahed has been revered as a spiritual authority and his tomb near Lahijan in Iran's Gilan Province, on the shores of the Caspian Sea, draws numerous pilgrims to the village of Sheikhanvar. His ancestors came from the ancient Iranian city of Sanjan in Khorasan.

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