Reverend Religious Relics Mohammed's Hair

About Mohammed's Hair a sacred and reverend religious relic in Muslim history.



The single brownish strand is kept in a silver and crystal bottle inside three cloth bags, three wooden boxes, and a locked cabinet. The cabinet, protected by four guards, resides in the innermost of four cells at the mosque of Hazratbal in Srinagar, Kashmir. Only on Muslim holy days is Mohammed's hair presented to the faithful, who crowd into the mosque's great quadrangle. On such days, one of the hereditary keepers of the relic removes it from its resting place and attaches it to a chain worn around the waist. Despite the enormous security provided for Mohammed's hair, the relic was stolen in 1964; to the great relief of thousands of Muslims, it was recovered within a few days and returned to its sanctuary.

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