Persian priest or mullah in 1840

Iranian priest. Mullah costume. Traditional Shiite preacher clothing. Wahhabism, Sunni Islam, Wahhabi, Salafi

Persian priest or mullah.

Persian priest or mullah in 1840.

Prêtre Persan ou Mollah.

Mullah is an honorary title of an Islamic legal and religious scholars. The mullah has tied the status of a scholar without State diploma and the recognition of other scholars. In earlier times the mullahs in rural areas were the only one who could read and write, and thus an important social link. Today, all Shiite cleric named “Mullah”, as well as prayer leaders, Friday preachers or students (Talib) includes.

Gallery: Asian costumes by Auguste Wahlen. Manners, customs and costumes of all peoples of the world.

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