Tomb of Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam, Multan

History

The tomb was built between 1320 and 1324 CE in the pre-Mughal  architectural style. The tomb is said to have built by Ghias-ud-Din Tughlak (1320-1324 AD) during his governorship of  Depalpur, and was given by his  son, Muhammad Bin- Tughlak to the descendants of Shah Rukn-e-  Alam for the latter’s burial in 1330. The monument received  Agha Khan Award in 1983.

Present Condition.

In the 1970s, the mausoleum was thoroughly  repaired and renovated by the  Auqaf department.Monument needs repair under annual maintenance programme.

Decorative Features.

  • The entire glittering glazed interior is the result of  new tiles and brickwork done by the Kashigars of  Multan.
  • A graceful model of Muslim architecture made of tiles, bricks and wood.
  • It is decorated with glazed kashi tiles having geometric design in blue, white colours.see images