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A box of mohr

A box of mohr

Isfahan, Jami Mosque

Shi’ites, when they pray, press their forehead on this little piece of stone instead of on the ground. It is called a mohr and has become almost an object of veneration which is about as far from the original meaning in the Koran as you can get. In some instances people assign magical properites to it and grind it up and mix it with water to give children to drink when they are sick.

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