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What is the history of the city Mazar-I-Sharif and to what incident the city owes its existence?

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Asked by Jaya Mali, 29 Mar '10 03:06 pm
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According to tradition, Mazari Sharif owes its existence to a dream. At the beginning of the 1100s, a local mullah had a dream in which Ali bin Abi Talib, the Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law and one of the four Rightly Guided Caliphs appeared to reveal that he had been secretly buried near the city of Balkh. After investigation, the Seljuk sultan Sanjar ordered a city and shrine to be built on the spot, where it stood until its destruction by Genghis Khan. Although later rebuilt, Mazar stood in the shadow of its neighbor Balkh, until that city was abandoned in 1866 for health reasons.

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Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 29 Mar '10 03:07 pm

 
  
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