Chishti Sharif

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Chishti Sharif

چشت شریف
District
Domes of Chishti Sharif
Domes of Chishti Sharif
Chishti Sharif is located in Afghanistan
Chishti Sharif
Chishti Sharif
Location within Afghanistan
Coordinates: 34°20′50″N 63°44′23″E / 34.347308°N 63.739659°E / 34.347308; 63.739659
Country Afghanistan
ProvinceHerat Province

Chishti Sharif (also known as Chisht-e Sharif or Chisht) is a town situated on the northern bank of the Hari River in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is the administrative center of Chishti Sharif District.

History[edit]

The Chishti Order of Sufi mystics began in Chishti Sharif about 930 CE. Maudood Chishti is buried there, in a large mausoleum.

Chishti Sharif contains two historic domes (gumbads) built by Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad of the Ghurid Dynasty.[1][2] The eastern dome was damaged by a tank shell at some point during the Afghanistan conflict.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gumbad-i Chisht-i Sharif". Archnet. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Chisht, Chisht-e Sharif (also known as Chisht-i Sharif or Khwaja Chist)". Cultural Property Training Resource: Afghanistan. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ Rory Stewart (2007). The Places in Between. HMH Books. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-15-603593-4.