Shams-od Din Mohammad, known as Hafez (1315 – 1390 AD), His famous book is Divan (an anthology of poems), Today, he is the most popular poet in Iran. As the author of numerous ghazals expressing love, spirituality, and protest, he and his work continue to be important to Iranians, and many of his poems are used as proverbs or sayings. Many Persian composers have composed pieces inspired by Hafez’s poems.Today use Divan of Hafez for fortune telling. Iranian families usually have a Divan of Hafez in their house and when they get together during Nowruz or Yalda open the Divan randomly and read the poem of that page, they believe that the poem on that page actually matches what happens to them in the future. Hafiz’s tomb is in Shiraz and considered as one of the major tourist attractions. Many of the poets like Goethe and Nietzsche has been influence by him and many people around the world know him and his poetry.
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