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Iranian President to offer Friday prayers in Hyderabad mosque

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Iran's Hassan Rouhani, who is visiting this week, will offer Friday prayers at the historic here and will also address the gathering, officials said.

Rouhani, who will be reaching here directly from on Thursday, will attend various programmes during his two-day stay before proceeding to

After his arrival on Thursday evening, the Iranian will interact with selected 'ulema' or religious scholars of both Shia and Sunni sects, intellectuals, and academicians.

The next day, will offer Friday prayers at Makkah Masjid, a 17th-century mosque, located near the historic in the Muslim-majority old city. After 'Namaz-e-Juma', the Iranian leader will address the gathering, said an at the here.

The Iranian will also visit Qutub Shahi tombs, a historic monument near He will pay tributes to the mausoleums of rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty (1518-1687), who were Shias. The 16th-17th-century necropolis has many mausoleums built in Persian architectural style.

has historic cultural links with The city, founded by Quli Qutub Shah, was designed on the lines of Iranian city Mir Momin Astrabadi, who had migrated from Iran, had prepared the design of and

is also likely to address a meeting of Iranians settled in

The city has more than 1,000 Iranians, whose forefathers had migrated from Hyderabad is also home to the second largest Shia population in after

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:52 IST
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