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Mazar (mausoleum)

A mazār is a mausoleum or shrine in some places of the world, typically that of a saint or notable religious leader. Medieval Arabic texts may also use the words mašhad, maqām or ḍarīḥ to denote the same concept. Another synonymous term mostly used in Palestine and in older Western scholarly literature is ''wali' or weli.


Mazar may refer to:


  • Mazar (mausoleum); often but not always Muslim mausoleum or shrine.

A mazar, in the Muslim world, is a mausoleum or shrine. Several places have been named after such mazars.

  • Mazar-i-Sharif; a city in Northern Afghanistan
  • Mazar, Afghanistan, a village in Badakhshan Province
  • Mazar, Xinjiang, China
  • Mazar, Fars, Iran
  • Mazar, Arzuiyeh, Kerman Province, Iran
  • Mazar, Vakilabad, Arzuiyeh County, Kerman Province, Iran
  • Mazar, Baft, Kerman Province, Iran
  • Mazar, Bardsir, Kerman Province, Iran
  • Mazar, Markazi, Iran
  • Mazar, Razavi Khorasan, Iran
  • Mazar, South Khorasan, Iran
  • Mazar, Zirkuh, South Khorasan Province, Iran


  • Amihai Mazar (b. 1942), Israeli archeologist
  • Benjamin Mazar (1906-1995), Israeli historian and archeologist
  • Debi Mazar (b. 1964), American actress
  • Eilat Mazar (b. 1956), Israeli archeologist
  • Tomáš Mažár (b. 1980), Slovak handball player

Usage examples of "mazar".

I have fed the girl and clothed her with linen from Beni Mazar all these years!

Professor Mazar argues that this stele supports the traditional view as given in the Bible.