After his arrival on Thursday evening, the Iranian President will interact with selected 'ulema' or religious scholars of both Shia and Sunni sects, intellectuals, and academicians.
The next day, Rouhani will offer Friday prayers at Makkah Masjid, a 17th-century mosque, located near the historic Charminar in the Muslim-majority old city. After 'Namaz-e-Juma', the Iranian leader will address the gathering, said an official at the Iranian consulate here.
The Iranian President will also visit Qutub Shahi tombs, a historic monument near Golconda Fort. 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.
Hyderabad has historic cultural links with Iran. The city, founded by Quli Qutub Shah, was designed on the lines of Iranian city Isfahan. Mir Momin Astrabadi, who had migrated from Iran, had prepared the design of Charminar and Hyderabad.
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