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Abu Muslim Khurasani mausoleum in Logar needs restoration

Local officials for the information and culture directorate in Logar say no particular attention has been paid to the renovation of historic sites and monuments in the province in the past few years.
A number of residents of Logar say the tomb of Abdul Rahman bin Muslim known as Abo Muslim Khurasani is almost under destruction and needs to be renovated. Abu Muslim Khurasani was one of the renowned figures of Khorasan, whose mausoleum is in Chalozai area located between Sajawand and Baraki Barak in the province.
“Women were visiting the mausoleum, bringing with them flour and baked cookies,” said Zabih Layeq, a resident of Bazikhil of Baraki Barak.
He added that people used to visit the mausoleum every Thursday, asking the country’s ministry of information and culture for renovation and maintenance of the historic site.
In the vicinity of Abu Muslim Khurasani, there’s a school named as Abu Muslim Khurasani High School. Meanwhile, the Logar department of information and culture has admitted that the respective mausoleum needs renovation, saying that the issue has been shared with the country’s ministry of information and culture to take an urgent step for the maintenance and renovation of the province’s historic sites and monuments.
Local officials of information and culture department in Logar say no particular attention has been paid to the protection and maintenance of the province’s historic sites in the past years.
Abu Muslim Khurasani is believed to have been born in Merv or Isfahan either in 718-19 or 723-27. The history of his tomb reportedly reaches back more than 1300 years. In 755 AD he was killed by the order of Al Mansur, the second Abbasids Caliph.
It is worth mentioning that Abu Muslim Khurasani served as the commander-in-chief of the Abbasid Caliphate who led the Abbasid Revolution, which overthrew the Umayyad Caliphate.
Abu Muslim Al-Khurasani played a very important role in the establishment of the Abbasid caliphate. During the late 740 CEs, the Abbasid secret dawah moved forward from secrecy to open revolution under the command of Abu Muslim Al-Khurasani in Khurasan. After securing his position in Merv, the center of Khurasan, Abu Muslim Al-Khurasani delivered Khurasani armies under the control of his commanders to the west.
Consequently, his armies captured Kufa, the center of Iraq, under the command of the Abbasid leaders and also staunchly supported Abdullah bin Ali in toppling the last Umayyad Caliph, Marwan II. Thus, it is undeniable that Abu Muslim Al-Khurasani’s victory in Khurasan was the starting point of the termination of the Umayyad caliphate and the creation of the Abbasid caliphate.
Saida Ahmadi

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.