Alleged Hair of Prophet Mohamed arrives in Moscow

The relic will be on display during religious holidays

Is This a Hair of the Prophet Mohammed?

Thousands of new visitors are expected at the Moscow’s Cathedral Mosque this week as it now houses a strand of hair believed to have belonged to the Prophet Mohamed.

The relic was a gift from the Chechen Republic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, to honour the Moscow’s newest Mosque – one of the biggest in Russia - which had recently reopened to the public after a ten-year reconstruction.

As the video above shows, the hair will be permanently stored in a glass case inside the mosque and be displayed to the general public during religious holidays.

Its transportation from the Grozny, Chechnya, where it was previously stored, to Moscow was supervised by Ravil Gainutdin, the head of the Russian Mufti Council, a religious group representing the Muslim community of Russia.

"We are so nervous today, as this day is a new era, new history for us," he said to Russian News Agency TASS, expressing his hope that "the part of Prophet Mohamed will contribute to peace and friendship among peoples."

Mosques in the cities of Tver, central Russia, and Makhachkala, the capital of the North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, also possess strands of Prophet Mohamed’s hair.

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