Number of posts : 122043 Location : Sovyatnik Registration date : 2006-04-06
Subject: Re: Religious Architecture Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:24 pm
Afghan men pray at the Blue Mosque believed by some Muslims to be the site of the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, in Mazar-i-Sharif, northern Afghanistan, August 5, 2014.
According to historical documents, Imam Jaffer-I-Sadiq ordered Abu Muslim I Khurasani to bring the sacred coffin from Najaf in Iraq to Mazar-I-Sharif, where it was buried in the seventh century. The sacred coffin was recognised in the XII century and Afghan King Sultan Sanjar-I-Salgioqi built a shrine on it for the Muslims. Over time the building was destroyed and for about two and a half centuries hidden from the people.