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Islamic token
« on: May 30, 2020, 11:15:43 PM »
I have no idea what this is - other than it's fairly modern....
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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2020, 03:27:24 AM »
Dear andyg, your token is Persian:
First photo reads: امامبارگاه سید رضا صفوی , Imam Bargah Seyed Reza Safavi, meaning " The Imam shrine of Sayed Reza Safavi " (the Imam is a leader of the Islamic community).
Second photo reads: یا باب الحوائج ادرکنی , Ya Babul Hawaij Adrikni, meaning " O Master, door to fulfilling needs, please help me ".

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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2020, 09:51:49 AM »
Fun id, Maythem! Would this be a souvenir for a visitor, acknowledgement of a contribution or did it have a wider use?

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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 10:12:18 AM »
Thanks Maythem,

A modern version of these I guess?
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=39247.0
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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 11:08:00 AM »
Thanks Maythem,

A modern version of these I guess?
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=39247.0
I don't think so. It could be a token from an imambargah named "Seyed Reza Shah Safavi" (from a Saint I suppose ?)
An imambargah, also called hussainiya, is a place of prayer for the Shiite faithful, different from a mosquee.
There is a"Shafaqna / Shia News organisation" created in 2012 (in Irak, I think) named "Section of Needs" (not sure of this translation...) in which there is a group of saints each called "Bab al-Hawaj" ( "door of fulfilling Needs").

May be Maythem could help on that ?
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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2020, 01:48:56 PM »
Thank you Peter and Saro for your comments; the expresion " Ya Babul Hawaij Adrikni " is used exclusively with seventh Shia Imam Musa ibn Ja'far (al-Kadhim) for fulfilling needs. The shiite muslims call Imam Musa ibn Ja'far "Bab al-Hawaij" meaning the " one who fulfills their needs" or as Saro called "door of fulfilling Needs". Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (Reza) is the son of Imam Musa ibn Ja'far whose shrine is in Mashhad-Iran.
The shrine of Imam Musa ibn Ja'far (al-Kadhim) is situated in Kadhimyah north of Baghdad.

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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2020, 02:01:14 PM »
Thank you Maythem.
these are valuable informations, indeed  :perfect:
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Re: Islamic token
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2020, 02:09:41 PM »
Thank you Saro.

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