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Mazar

 

a place revered by Muslims as sacred. The mazar is usually a tomb or a grave site marked by a monument. Examples are found in Mazar-i-Sharif and Herat (Afghanistan), Bukhara and Khiva (Middle Asia), An Najaf and Karbala (Iraq), and Mashhad and Qom (Iran).

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