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Old gravestones

Old gravestones


Khonj - the town of Khonj is a Shafi Sunni Islamic town in a country otherwise overwhelmingly Shi'a. In the 14th and 15th centuries, Khonj was known for the number of its Sufi orders. At a time of persecution in their home countries, many Sufis fled to the tranquility of Khonj where they were free to practice as they wished. Many were well known and attracted hundreds of devotees. These old gravestones lie in an old partially renovated complex of mosque and madarasa.