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|Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]|
|Arabic term or phrase: Mazar-e-Sharif|
|shrine of Ali/the Sharif|
Sharif is a title that one would not normally translate, equivalent variously to prince, lord, noble. In this particular case the reference is to Ali, 4th caliph.
According to an old chronicle, in 1480 a man arrived at Kabul claiming to have discovered the tomb of Ali in the Balkh region. An excavation uncovered a stone with the inscription: "This is the shrine of the Lion of God, the holy Ali, brother of the prophet." A mosque was constructed and the village took the name of Mazar-e-Sharif.
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shrine of the virtuous
Mazar in Arabic means a shrine or a sanctuary.. (e) a defined word and word sharif also exists in English which means noble, virtuous, honest, upright person..
So Masar e sharif means a shrine or a holy place of the virtuous or the upright person..