Iran -Tomb Of Prophet Daniel


Here is a photo showing an Iranian Jewish man at the shrine with his cell phone on, so his family members back home can participate in pray.

Daniel , Persian: دانيال is the central protagonist of the Book of Daniel. The name “Daniel” means “God is my judge”.

According to the Biblical book of Daniel, at a young age Daniel was carried off to Babylon where he was trained in the service of the court under the authority of Ashpenaz. It is also written that Daniel became famous for interpreting dreams and rose to become one of the most important figures in the court and lived well into the reign of the Persian (Iranian) conquerors.

Some Christian denominations regard Daniel as a saint and as prophet. Judaism considers the Book of Daniel a part of its canon (Jewish Law), but does not regard Daniel as a prophet. Islam also regards Daniel as a prophet, though he is not mentioned explicitly in the Quran.

Qajari tilework detail in the square in front of the tomb of Prophet Daniel.
Says words of Imam Ali: Whoever visits my brother Daniel has visited me.

The fact that he had just interpreted the emperors’ dream had resulted in his promotion and that of his companions. Being favored by the King, Cyrus the Great (Iranian King), he was untouchable. His companions were vulnerable to the accusation that had them thrown into the furnace for refusing to worship the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar as a god; but they were miraculously saved, and Daniel would years later be cast into a den of lions (for continuing to practice his faith in YHWH), but was miraculously delivered; after which Cyrus(Iranian King), issued a decree enjoining reverence for “the God of Daniel” (Daniel 6:26). He “prospered in the reign of Darius(Iranian King), and in the reign of Cyrus the Great,” whom he probably greatly influenced in the matter of the decree which put an end to the Jewish Captivity (BC 536).

The time and circumstances of Daniel’s death have not been recorded. However, tradition maintains that Daniel was still alive in the third year of Cyrus(Iranian King), according to the Tanakh (Daniel 10:1). He would have been almost 100 years old at that point, having been brought to Babylon when he was in his teens, more than 80 years previously. He died at Susa in Iran. Tradition holds that his tomb is located in Susa at a site known as Shush-e Daniyal.

 

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