Mosque of the Hair of the Prophet

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Mosque of the Hair of the Prophet
Basic information
Location Kandahar, Afghanistan
Affiliation Islam
Province Kandahar Province

The Mosque of the Hair of the Prophet, also known as Jame Mui Mobarak, is a mosque near the Kabul Bazaar, in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The mosque was built in the 19th century by Kohendil Khan.[1] A canal runs through the mosque's shaded courtyard.[2] At one point, there was a traveler's rest house there.[3]

The hair of Muhammed contained in the mosque was brought to Kandahar at the same time that the cloak of Muhammed was brought to the Mosque of the Cloak of the Prophet Mohammed. The hair is kept in a side chapel in a golden sheath in a casket piled over with holy blankets and banners.[2]

Maulavi Khattib, the caretaker of the mosque, is one of the senior members of the Kandahar Ulema-u-Shura, or Cleric's Council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mosque of the Hair of the Prophet". Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  2. ^ a b Girardet, Edward; Jonathan Walter (eds.). Afghanistan. Geneva: CROSSLINES Communications, Ltd. p. 291. 
  3. ^ "Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan". Retrieved 2008-06-13. 
  4. ^ Gall, Carlotta (2003-08-04). "Taliban Are Killing Clerics Who Dispute Holy War Call". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-06-13.