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, ... more 
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 According to historical documents, Imam Jaffer-I-Sadiq ordered Abu Muslim I Khurasani to bring the sacred coffin from Najaf in Iraq to Mazar-I-Sharif, where it was buried in the seventh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. (EPA/SAYED MUSTAFA) less 
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