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Herat Ansari entrance portal

Entrance portal

Herat Ansari tomb

Tomb

The Khwaja 'Abd Allah Ansari shrine is a funerary compound (hazira) in Herat, Afghanistan, that houses the tomb of the Sufi mystic and saint Khwajah Abdullah Ansari, also known as the guardian pir (wise man) of Herat.

After his death in 1098 his tomb became a major Sunni pilgrimage center. The shrine enclosing the tomb was commissioned by the Timurid ruler Shah Rukh bin Timur (1405-1447).

Built in typical timurid architecture style. several renovations have taken place since but during the soviet invasion fell into a bad state and has since gotten worse.

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