Sites & cities that bear the name of Chishti Sharif

Chishti Sharif

Today in : Afghanistan
First trace of activity : ca. 10th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Chisht-e Sharif, Chisht-i-Sharif, Chisht

Description : Chishti Sharif (also known as Chisht-e Sharif or Chisht) is a town situated on the northern bank of the Hari River in Herat Province, Afghanistan. It is the administrative center of Chishti Sharif District. The Chishti Order of Sufi mystics began in Chishti Sharif about 930 CE. Maudood Chishti is buried there, in a large mausoleum. Chishti Sharif contains two historic domes (gumbads) built by Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad of the Ghurid Dynasty. The eastern dome was damaged by a tank shell at some point during the Afghanistan conflict.

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