Qadam Rasul

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Qadam-e-rasul at National Museum, New Delhi

Qadam-e-Rasul (Arabic: قدم الرسول) (English: Footprint of the Messenger) is a type of veneration of Muhammad. It comes from the belief started early in Islam that when Muhammad stepped on a rock his footprint left an imprint. This belief was never accepted by orthodox brands of Islam[citation needed]; however, the idea was disseminated widely and led to the creation of many shrines around such imprints.[1] Some examples are the Shrine of the Holy Footprint in Delhi and in Cuttack in India and the displays in the Topkapı Palace and the Eyüp Sultan Mosque at Istanbul.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perween Hasan. "The Footprint of the Prophet Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.." Muqarnas. Vol. 10. Leiden: E.J. Brill. 1993, 335-343.
  2. ^ Anthony Welch. "The Shrine of the Holy Footprint in Delhi Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.." Muqarnas. Vol. 14. Leiden: E.J. Brill. 1997, 166-178.