Mazar-i-Sharif (Persian: مزار شریف; Pashto: مزار شریف; Uzbek: Mozor Sharif; meaning “the Noble Shrine”) is the second-largest city in Afghanistan, after Kabul, in the north of the country, in Balkh Province. It lies in a fertile plain at an elevation of 900 meters (2,953 feet). The city is a major center of commerce and trade, and is also a popular tourist destination.
Mazar-i-Sharif is home to a number of historical sites, including the Blue Mosque, which is a 15th-century mosque that 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 city is also home to a number of other religious sites, including the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, which is a 12th-century shrine that is believed to house the remains of Ali. The shrine is a popular pilgrimage site for Sunni Muslims from all over the world.
Mazar-i-Sharif is a beautiful and historic city, and it is a popular tourist destination. The city is also a major economic and cultural center, and it is an important part of Afghanistan’s future.
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