Holy Relics in Mevlana Museum

Place where hairs from Holy beard of Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ are kept

Konya, Turkey

Coordinates: 37.870781, 32.504953

The Mevlâna Museum, located in Konya, Turkey, is the mausoleum of Hz. Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi رحمة الله عليه, a Turkish Sufi mystic. It was also the dervish lodge (tekke) of the Mevlevi order, better known as the whirling dervishes.

The adjoining small mosque (Masjid) is now used for the exhibition of a collection of old, illustrated Qurans and extremely valuable prayer rugs. There is also a box (Sakal-i Serif), decorated with nacre, containing the Holy Beard of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Known in the Ottoman language as the Sakal-ı Şerif, the beard was said to have been trimmed from the Prophet’s ﷺ face by his favoured barber Hz. Salman al-Farsi رضي الله عنه in the presence of Hz. Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه, Hz. Ali رضي الله عنه and several others.

Individual hairs were later taken away, but the beard itself is kept in a glass reliquarium.