Former capital of the Ghaznawid and Mughal Empires, sister city of Delhi, known as Dar al-Sultanat (the abode of the Mughal Sultanate). This album begins, appropriately, with the shrine of the spiritual pole of the city, gatekeeper of Hindustan, Hz. Ali Hajveri (a.k.a. Data Sahib), who wrote the seminal encyclopedia of metaphysics and theosophy, Kashf al-Mahjub in the 11th century CE.
Little known fact: Lahore was probably named after old Lahor (a.k.a. Hund), the capital of the Shahis of Kabul and Gandhara near modern day Attock), so early sources mentioning 'Lahor(e)' may not necessarily refer to this city.
Data Darbar (shrine of Ali Hajveri)Data Darbar (shrine of Ali Hajveri)Data Darbar (Shrine of Ali Hajveri)A Naqshbandi khaniqah (Sufi center) outside of Lahore18th-19th c. residential quartersNear Bhatti Gate (one of Lahore's city gates, famous for, above other things, halva)Jami'a Naeemiyya, one of Lahore's principle madrasasJami'a Naeemiyya's chief scholar, Mufti Naeemi, was assassinated by the Taliban after he denounced their activities as un-IslamicJami'a NaeemiyyaClassrooms at the Jami'a NaeemiyaFrom within the office where Mufti Naeemi was assassinated by extremismts19th c. LahoreView of Badshahi masjidSamadhi of the Sikh Emperor, Ranjit Singh, first half of the 19th c.Badshahi mosque (17th century)Badshahi mosque (17th century)Badshahi mosque (17th century)Badshahi mosque (17th century)Badshahi mosque (17th century)Badshahi mosque (17th century)

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