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Gazar Gah, Herat province

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This funerary compound houses the tomb of renowned Sufi mystic and saint Khwaja 'Abd Allah Ansari, also known as the guardian pir (wise man) of Herat. Following his death in 1098, his tomb in the village of Gazar Gah became a major Sunni pilgrimage center.

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