The Ashmolean

Iraq: Navel of the World

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Holy men of Islam were often buried in magnificent surroundings. This domed mausoleum was built in the 14th century to house the remains of Shaykh Ma'ruf al-Karkhi, one of the earliest Muslim mystics of Baghdad. One of his most famous sayings is, "Love cannot be learned from men. It is in God's gift and derives from His Grace."

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