The zarih in the Al-Askari Shrine which surrounds the graves of Hasan al-Askari, Ali al-Hadi, and Narjis Khatun
The large wooden zarih built over the grave of Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi'i before the renovation.

A zarih (Persian: ضَرِیح, Urdu: ضَرِیح, Hindi: ज़रीह) or ḍarīḥ (Arabic: ضَرِیح) is a lattice structure which usually encloses a grave in a mosque or an Islamic shrine.[1] In some cases, it can also surround a religious relic on display.

A zarih is built by skilled craftsmen. It can be made out of metals such as silver, or it can be made of wood. The structures can be the size of a small room.[2]

Notable zarih can be found in the Imam Husayn Shrine, the mosque of Imam Ali, and the Shrine of Abdul Qadir al-Jilani.

A zarih surrounding a grave which is claimed to be that of biblical Daniel, Tomb of Daniel, Susa, Iran.

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References

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140820233212/http://www.adinebook.com/gp/product/9647015348
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140820233212/http://www.adinebook.com/gp/product/9647015348