The Holy Shrines at Baghdad.

ON the west side of the Tigris, at the distance of half a farsang from the old city, are the tombs of Imam Musa Kazem and Imam Mohammed Tuckee, whom they call the Kamazain or the two Kazems; and the village has also obtained the same name. These are the two largest tombs in that quarter. Between them and old Baghdad are near a thou­sand tombs; amongst which the most remarkable is that of Sheikh Maaroof Kherkee, which as well as those of the two Imams, has a large mosque, but the establishment here is much inferior to that for the Kazimain. On the oppo­site side of the river, at half a farsang from the new city, is the shrine of Abu Hanifah Cufee, with a mosque which is well attended; but those of Juneyd Baghdadee, Sirree Suckuttee, Sheikh Munsoor Aumaree, and Sheikh Daoud Tahiree, are but ill served. Here are also the tombs of Behlole the Wise; and of Mansoor Hullaj. I asked the people how there came to be a tomb for Hullaj, who was burnt and his ashes thrown into the Tigris. They said they had heard the same story; and could not give any information about his tomb. There is also a mosque, which was formerly a place of worship, belonging to a Jew, who was converted to the faith, upon Aly lifting up a stone and discovering to him a well; the par­ticulars of which story are to be found in many histories.

Within the new city are many tombs of saints, with mosques and colleges belonging to them. That of Syed Abdul­kader Gilanee, which is very richly endowed, is a very magnificent building; and on the south side of the gate of the Madressah, or college, lies his son Abdulrezak. Also the tomb of Sheikh Shahabeddeen Shoorvirdee, amongst whose disciples was the famous Sheihk Sady, is a noble building, and richly endowed.