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Photos: Historical Khan School in Shiraz Grappling With Death

Photos by Mohammad Hadi Khosravi, Mehr News Agency

The magnificent Khan school structure, which is considered one of the last sites representing Shiraz style of architecture, is on the verge of destruction. Unfortunately the cultural authorities don't seem to appreciate the significance of this historical school where once Mulla Sadra engaged in teaching.

Mulla Sadra (c. 1571-1641) was a Persian Shia Islamic philosopher and theologian who led the Iranian cultural renaissance in the 17th century. According to Oliver Leaman, Mulla Sadra is arguably the single most important and influential philosopher in the Muslim world in the last four hundred years

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