Shiraz during the Buyid Period
The prosperity of Shiraz increased when the Buyid rulers chose it to be one of their principal seats of power. The city was made the capital of Ali Emad al-Dowleh, the eldest of three brothers who founded the Buyid Empire. He spent much time in the city, died here, and was reportedly buried in the vicinity of the Mausoleum of Ali ibn Hamzeh.
Shiraz History Briefly
Early History of Shiraz Shiraz is believed to have been founded around 694 (74 A.H.) by Mohammad ibn Yusuf Saqqafi, the Persian general in the service of the Umayyad caliph, and brother to Hajjaj ibn Yusuf, the viceroy of Baghdad. Local tradition has it that in a dream Mohammad saw a group of angels who descended to earth and prayed, kissing the land on which they stood.