Khwaju Kermani was born in 1280 A.D. in Kerman. He had a great appetite for learning and expedition during his youth, and for this purpose, he traveled to countries such as Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq. After a while living in Baghdad, he returned to Iran and spent a period of his life at the company of a person named Abu Ishaq in Shiraz. Khwaju Kermani also had a well and close relationship with people such as Emad Faqigh Kermani, Salman Savoji, Ubayd Zakani, Sheikh Amin-al-Din Balyani, and Hafez. In the end, he breathed his last in 1351 A.D. in the city of Shiraz.
Khwaju Kermani tomb was built in 1936. Khwaju Kermani tomb is located in the north of Shiraz, at the skirt of Sabou mountain, at the beginning of Shiraz-Isfahan road, in Allahu Akbar strait. His grave is in the vicinity of the Quran Gate. Khwaju Kermani’s sepulcher is located in a roofless area. In the middle of its porch is a tombstone, the top of which is convex and bulgy. There is no inscription on this stone that reveals it as Khwaju Kermani tomb. There is only a verse from Alrahman sura at the top of the stone, written in Thuluth calligraphy.
A little further from Khwaju Kermani tomb, three caves can be spotted. One of them is a cave that has been the place of worship for ascetics and elders, and Khwaju has been at prayer for an amount of time in there, as well. The other cave, at whose mouth is located a rough brick arch, from the curved type, made of stone and brick, is the location of the sepulcher of Emad-al-Din Mahmoud, the minister to the monarch Abu Ishaq Inju. Alongside this cave, there can be seen a relief carving of the battle between Rustam and the lion, which has been constructed on the command of Husayn Ali Mirza, the ruler of Fars in 1803.
There is also a sculpture of Khwaju Kermani’s head and face in Khwaju Kermani’s tomb, carved out of stone.