Samarkand Hz-Daniyar

The prophet Daniel is respected by three religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Prophet Daniel’s mausoleum itself was built in 1900. But before mausoleum was built, there was the grave and the mosque in that spot built during the Amir Temur’s time. The mausoleum is said to contain the arm of Prophet Daniel. The length of the tomb is about 18 meters. It is far larger than is necessary for a simple arm bone. This phenomena is explained by two ways. One version states that the arm bone miraculously grows larger with each passing year. Another story narrates that the prophet simply was a giant and the tomb’s length points out to his true stature.
Muslim amulets are sold around the mausoleum. People buy these amulets and ask the prayer inside the mausoleum to ‘read on the amulet’ for all goods. You should enter the mausoleum without shoes – everything inside is covered with carpets and kurpachas (national blankets). You should walk round the grave covered with green velvet with gold embroidery on the edges in silence three times. After that everybody sits down and prays.

One Reply to “Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel”

  1. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

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