Afghanistan’s Blue Mosque Is Surrounded by White Doves
The Blue Mosque is a tranquil oasis in the center of Mazar-i-Sharīf, the fourth-largest city in Afghanistan. As its name implies, the sacred structure is famed for its brilliant blue hues. Worshippers and doves flock to this beautiful landmark. A symbol of love and peace, the birds have been raised on the property since the 12th century.
this blue colored mosque is known to be such an oasis for peace it turns the surrounding doves a pure white [Music] mazar-e-sharif or the blue mosque is located in northern Afghanistan and is a small piece of calm inside a bustling urban area as you enter the park the stress of the city melts away and is replaced by peaceful calls to prayer and the cooing of doves the mosque has many features aside from its stunning exterior there is a dove coop where the birds have been fed and raised dating back to the 12th century and the shrine of Hazrat Ali who was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad the shrine can only be entered by the faithful [Music] the dazzling blue hues which cover the mosque are made up of highly detailed and intricately placed tiles the tiles are replaced constantly due to weathering and often being taken by visitors as religious mementos although the city was constructed around the shrine the tranquility of the Blue Mosque remains quiet except for daily calls to prayer [Music]