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Blue mosque afghanistan

The Blue Mosque, also known as the **Mausoleum of Ali**, is a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. It is believed to house the remains of Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad. The mosque is a popular pilgrimage site for Shia Muslims from all over the world.

The mosque was built in the 15th century by the Timurid ruler, Shah Rukh. It is a beautiful example of Islamic architecture, with its blue tiles and intricate decorations. The mosque is also a significant historical site, as it was the scene of the Battle of Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998, in which the Northern Alliance defeated the Taliban.

The Blue Mosque is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it is one of the most important cultural and religious sites in Afghanistan. It is a symbol of hope and resilience for the Afghan people, and it is a reminder of the country’s rich history and culture.