Salman Al-Farsi Mosque

Salman Al-Farsi Mosque is a mosque located in the village of Salman Pak in the Mada’in district, approximately 32 kilometres (20 mi) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. It is one of the holy sites in Iraq. The shrine has historically been a Sunni mosque; however in more recent years it has been handed over to the Shia Muslims.[1] The mosque is named after Salman al-Farsi, a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and contains his mausoleum.

Salman Al-Farsi Mosque
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
RiteSunni and Shia
Ecclesiastical or organisational statusMosque and shrine
StatusActive
Location
LocationSalman Pak, Mada’in, Iraq
Salman Al-Farsi Mosque is located in Iraq
Salman Al-Farsi Mosque
Location in Iraq
Geographic coordinates33°06′00″N 44°35′00″E / 33.1°N 44.583333°E / 33.1; 44.583333 (Salman Al-Farsi Mosque)Coordinates: 33°06′00″N 44°35′00″E / 33.1°N 44.583333°E / 33.1; 44.583333 (Salman Al-Farsi Mosque)
Architecture
StyleIslamic architecture
Specifications
Dome(s)4
Minaret(s)1
Shrine(s)1

FeaturesEdit

The mosque has four domes and one minaret with a blue dome. In the courtyard, there is a large summer chapel, a place for ablutions and facilities in one of the corners.[2]

The mausoleum of Salman al-Farsi, a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is located under the central dome.[3] The grave and sarcophagus itself, is under a Zarih.

Salman Farsi's mosque and shrine consist of three buildings, one of which being the main building that includes Salman Farsi's tomb and the mosque. The second building, is the mausoleum of Hudhaifa ibn Al Yaman and the third building contains the shrine of Jabir ibn Abd Allah and Tahir Ibn Muhammad Baqir.[2]

IncidentsEdit

On February 24, 2006, Salafi-Sunni militants fired two rockets at the mosque, causing damage but no casualties.[3][4][5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Silverman, Adam L. (August 24, 2009). "Religion and Politics in Iraq: What Type of Sectarianism Really Exists?". Informed Comment. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Baghdad Arab Capital of Culture for 2013 - Sanctuaries & Shrines - Shrine of Sahabi Salman Al Farsi (The Persian)". al-mataf.com. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  3. ^ a b "Rockets hit Shia tomb in Iraq". Al Jazeera. February 27, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Web Page Under Construction". 2016-03-03. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  5. ^ "USATODAY.com - Holy Shiite tomb attacked with rockets". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2019-02-03.

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