An exhibit of relics believed to be connected to the Prophet Muhammad have been exhibited in Daghestan’s capital, Makhachkala.
Sacred relics (more than 20 exhibits) related to the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) are put to show which include a hair of the Prophet (peace be upon him) head, a robe in which he was dressed during his Night Journey (Al-Isra wal Mi’raj), as well as some subjects of housewares. These were delivered to Dagestan on August 25 by a special flight from the United Arab Emirates.
Huge crowds turned out to see the items, which are part of a collection kept in Abu Dhabi. The exhibition attracted by about 3 million visitors.
RFE/RL’s North Caucasus Service correspondents Ashakhan Yusupov and Zulfia Gadzhiyeva went to the exhibit and have the story.