Sheikh ol-Islam House in Isfahan is a historical house pertaining to the Safavid period, which was later changed during the Qajar period, and is currently housed by the Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization, a Museum of Textile Handicrafts.
During the Safavid period, at the request of Shah Suleiman the Safavid, Allameh Mohaghegh Sabzevari (Molla Mohammad Baqir Sabzevari) was invited to come to Isfahan and take the position of Sheikh ol-Islam in Isfahan. This house was also given to him by the Safavid king to live in it and to deal with government affairs.
In 1986, during the Iran-Iraq war, part of the house of Sheikh ol-Islam was completely destroyed, and later part of it was rebuilt and part remained as a relic of the war.
Sheikh ol-Islam House is now used as a museum of handicrafts related to traditional textiles such as glabton, gold weaving, cashmere weaving, traditional dyeing and weaving and other textile handicrafts.
Sheikh ol-Islam house address:
Isfahan – Takhti crossroads – next to Persia Hotel – Sheikh ol-Islam alley