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« on: Aug 21, 2010 11:45 PM »


The hırka, a short mantle or coat, is a simple garment with a long history. There are two hırkas in Istanbul of great significance for Muslims and their ancestry can be traced back to the Prophet Mohammed – hırka-i saadet and hırka-i şerife. The latter for instance can only be viewed by the public during Ramadan in the mosque of the same name and it opened for 10 days of viewing this past Friday. The

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=the-sacred-mantles-of-istanbul-2010-08-20

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