Doves in front of Mazar-e Sharif's famous Blue Mosque. Legend has it that the doves are pure white because of the sanctity of the shrine, and that if a dove with a speck of color flies in and stays, it too will turn white as snow. #mazaresharif, #afghanistan, 2003.
Newroz Mubarak and happy Spring equinox! Today, a week since the Christ Church terror attack, I’m reminded of a scary time to be alive, with leaders who are dividing us and creating fear and hate. But am also reminded of how great leadership can still unite and mend these wounds. Jacinda Adern is a testament to that. However, more important than our leaders, us citizens all individually play a role in being tolerant, open to hearing the views of others, and and celebrating diversity. My heart is with the families of those victims in New Zealand. PS. this photograph is ...
Happy Persian New Year! Celebrating while working/photographing up here in Mazar, where the biggest festivities in the country are happening. Love that New Year coincides with the start of spring here - makes so much more sense than December! So, to new beginnings and a second chance of starting this year (although actually it’s not 2019 but 1398 here!) #afghanistan#nowruz
The Shrine of Ali, also known as the Blue Mosque is located in Mazar-i-Sharif in Northern Afghanistan and was completed in 1481. What makes this mosque particularly spectacular is that it is covered by tiles on all sides. The details on the tiles is spectacular. It is now one of my favorite mosques!! 📷 @eltonandersonjr #catchmeinafghanistan
May Allah (swt), once more, lead the way towards enlightenment, allow you to repent from your sins, wrong-doings and fill your life with loads of blessings and happiness. Wishing each and everyone of you many blessings, a happy and peaceful Ramadan! ❤️. Finally, I also want to kindly beg all of you for your forgiveness if I ever intentionally or unintentionally wronged you in any way. I truly wish you all the best in every aspects of life, both this one and in the hereafter. God bless the Earth and every single living creature on it!🙏🏽 #ramadan2018🌙
A woman stood still and prayed by the gate to the Shrine of Ali in Mazar-I-Sharif. The Mazar-i-Sharif means The Noble Shrine. This name represents the Blue Mosque which the local believe that the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad is at this mosque. #prayingtime#nobleshrine
Pigeons take flight at the Blue Mosque in #mazarisharif in #afghanistan. After decades of conflict, Afghanistan continues to face severe infrastructure deficit that holds back economic growth. Creating jobs, enabling private sector investment, and building self-reliance are among the country's development objectives. ADB committed to supporting each of these goals. 🕊 🇦🇫 . . .
Sunset at Rawze Sakhi (Blue Mosque) with the white doves. The white doves have been raised by the Blue Mosque's attendants since it was built in the late 11th century and they have become one of its famous symbols. Legend has it that the doves are pure white because of the sanctity of the mosque itself; if a dove with a speck of color flies in and stays, it too will turn white as snow.
Anyone else in the #blacktravelculture ever thought about about traveling to Afghanistan for vaca? 👑 @thecatchmeifyoucan #dopepic may have a few of us adding it to our list. Who knew that this Muslim country was so beautiful? Definitely not the side we see on the news. . . . . . . . . ...
Under the shadow within the premises of the breathtaking Blue Mosque.🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷Many thanks @cambio_de_aires for selecting my pic and featuring in 💃🏻@travel_golds 💃🏻lovely gallery- on Sep.25,2018. And also many thanks to @gloriadama02 and to 💃🏻@be_one_blue💃🏻as well as to @ruben_travels and to 💃🏻@world_besttravel 💃🏻 for the feature on these great galleries on Sep.26,2018!!!🏆🏆🏆
. مسجد کبود، مزار شریف، افغانستان Blue Mosque, Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan ====================== Photo by: @lostwithpurpose ====================== Tag your pictures with #ancient_iran_and_world مسجد کبود در ولایت بلخ افغانستان و در شهر مزار شریف قرار دارد. بنا به اعتقاد اهل تسنن (و بویژه حنفی ها) محل دفن حضرت علی (ع) می باشد که دلیل نامگذاری شهر مزار شریف نیز به همین سبب است. بنابر برخی روایات که به لحاظ تاریخی مورد تردید قرار دارند، پیکر امام علی (ع) به دستور امام صادق (ع) و توسط ابومسلم خراسانی از نجف به محل فعلی مقبره منسوب، منتقل شده است. ابومسلم ...
The region around Mazar-i-Sharif has been historically part of Greater Khorasan and Ancient Afghanistan and was controlled by the Tahirids followed by the Saffarids, Samanids, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, Ilkhanates, Timurids, and Khanate of Bukhara. According to tradition, the city of Mazar-i-Sharif owes its existence to a dream. At the beginning of the 12th century, a local mullah had a dream in which the 7th century Ali bin Abi Talib, cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad, appeared to reveal that he had been secretly buried near the city of Balkh. @unesco #afghanistan#afghanhistory
The Blue Mosque is located in the center of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. The Seljuq dynasty sultan Ahmed Sanjar built the first known shrine at this location. It was destroyed or hidden under earthen embankment during the invasion of Genghis Khan in around 1220. In the 15th century, Sultan Husayn Mirza Bayqarah built the current Blue Mosque here. It is by far the most important landmark in Mazar-i-Sharif and it is believed that the name of city (Noble Shrine, Grave of Sharif) originates from this shrine. Blue Mosque, Mazar - I - Sharif, Afghanistan 🇦🇫 #asia#visit ...
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