Wednesday, April 11, 2018


People offering prayers at the Takht-i-Sulaiman (FR Dera Ismail Khan)

In Dera Ismail Khan, the highest peak of the mountain range is known as Takht-i-Sulaiman at 3,487 metres (11,440 ft). In Balochistan, its highest peak is Zarghun Ghar at 3,578 metres (11,739 ft) near Quetta city. Koh-i-Sulaiman is locally known as "Da Kassay Ghar".

Moroccan Travelar Ibn-i-Batuta ( 1304 – 1368) says;
".. Their (Afghans') principal mountain is called Kuh Sulaiman. It is related that the Prophet of God Sulaiman (peace be upon him) climbed this mountain and looked out over the land of India, which was [then] covered with darkness, but returned without entering it, so the mountain was named after him. It is in this mountain that the king of Afghan resides" ["The Travels of Ibn Battuta", Volume 3, p-590]