Dur Al Najaf Gemstone
Dur Al Najaf guide will answer all of your questions about this special gemstone. We prepared this guide to help you for below questions about Dur Al Najaf Stone;
- What is Dur Al Najaf stone?
- What is the origin of Dur Al Najaf stone?
- How and where to find original dur al najaf stone?
- How can understand original Dur Al Najaf?
- What are the benefits of Dur Al Najaf?
What Is Dur Al Najaf Stone?
Dur Al Najaf stone is a gemstone from Quartz family. It is a rare stone because it can be sourced only at Wadi Us Salam at Najaf Al-Ashraf, Iraq. This stone can be found at river or land at this place. It has clear white color like a glass. Dur Al Najaf is called as Pearl of Najaf. Also in other langueges called as Hijr E Karim, Moh-e-Najaf Dur Al Najaf, Durr A Najaf, Durr El Najaf or Najaf. All of this names are for same stone.
Dur Al Najaf is white / transparent color stone. Transparent ones are more valuable. It looks like glass but it has some marks inside. Due to big demand and limited sources, you should avoid from fake ones.
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What is the origin of Dur Al Najaf stone?
Wadi Al-Salaam (Arabic وادي السلام; Valley of Peace) is an Islamic cemetery, located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. It is the largest cemetery in the world. The cemetery covers 1,485.5 acres (601.16 ha; 6.01 km2; 2.32 sq mi) and contains some 5 million bodies. It also attracts millions of pilgrims annually. The cemetery is located near the shrine of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the fourth Sunni Caliph and the first Shia Imam. Thus, many Shiites in Iraq request that they be buried in this cemetery. As a result of improved transportation methods, Shi’ites from across the globe are (or seek to be) buried in the cemetery. However, burial at the cemetery “means being placed in one of the cemetery’s many catacombs.” According to an undertaker at the cemetery, each crypt can hold up to 50 bodies. Stone known as “Gem of Gems” because born out of dust of Imam Ali’s (A.S.) Footprint at there. Prophet Adam and Prophet Noah, Nûh ibn Lumik ibn Mutushalkh (نوح . Nūḥ) are buried at this cemetery aswell. Dur A Najaf is formed when it rains in this holy city.
You can see Najaf Al-Ashraf from below map as 360 degree.
How and where to find original Dur Al Najaf stone?
Dur Al Najaf stones can not be found on local jewelry shops. It is generally selling at Sooq Al Kabir which is the oldest bazaar of Najaf city. This is old and local market at Iraq and because of that you can only get Dur Al Najaf if you visit there. But you are away from there you can find this stones at some specialized boutique stores like us (Boutique Ottoman). Najaf is one of our main jewelry stone which we distribute all over the world via Express Courrier.
You can also find some sellers at marketplaces like Etsy – Ebay but unfortunately most of them are fake or synthetic. Dur Al Najaf can be sourced only few metersquare area all over the world. When you compare world demand for this stone there are a big demand for that small source. Due to color and nature of stone which looks like glass, it is very easy to make fake or synthetic ones. Transportation and import from Iraq is not easy aswell due to situation of Iraq. So if you want to have an original and genuine Dur Al Najaf it is better for you to buy from reliable brand.
On the other hand some sellers at marketplace who doesn’t know difference between stones selling Moon Stone as Durr Al Najaf however it is completely different stones. Dur Al Najaf is a special stone because of sourced / born land and area. Rutilated Quartz or Moon Stone is not a Durr Al Najaf.
How can understand original Dur Al Najaf?
It is may not possible to understand genuine Dur Al Najaf or even origin of Rutilated Quartz or Moon Stone or a Glass. If you want to original Dur Al Najaf, best way to shop from specialized shops with brand name. 99% of Marketplace sellers like Etsy and Ebay has not original products because they are bulk sellers.
Price is also second information to determinate original Dur Al Najaf stone jewelry. Dur Al Najaf prices for shaped, thumbed, cleaned and polished stone is between $40-$80 for standard ones at origin. If you want in metal ring (not silver) price will be about $50-$100 at origin. Once you add transportation and import costs with situation of Iraq, high quality Durr Al Najaf stone prices will reach between $80-$120. If you want it in 925 Sterling Silver Jewelry like Dur Al Najaf Ring or Dur Al Najaf Pendant minimum price should be between $100-$250 due to design, quality of stone and craft. So you can easily spot fake ones if they offer prices below $120 for silver jewelry or below $150 for Silver Dur Al Najaf Rings.
Dur Al Najaf is rare stone if you want real Dur Al Najaf from Iraq. We can source maximum between 10-20 high quality original Dur Al Najaf stones for a month.
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Benefits of Dur Al Najaf?
Dur al Najaf known as Gem of Gems because of its great benefits. Also believed as blessed stone becasuse Both Hazrat Imam Jaffer as-Sadiq and Imam Hassan al-Askari (9th grandson of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH)) have said that wearing of Dur-Al-Najaf has great thawab.
Original Durr-E-Najaf supposedly makes the believers happy and it cures pain in their eyes. It increases the happiness, It is helpful in the cure of all kinds of eye diseases and is beneficial for everyone. Men and Women can wear Dur Al Najaf.
In islamic lore it is said to cleanse it , rinse it in water and briefly leave it in the sun.
Why to Wear Dur-e-Najaf?
Islamic role of Dur-e-Najaf is very important. It is a very religious stone for Muslims. It is obtained from Najaf Al Ashraf, Iraq. Those obtained from the river are more illustrious than those obtained from land. It is good for ailments of the eye and it creates happiness in the heart. It is a gemstone full of spiritual, religious values and benefits. Dur-e-Najaf brings self-knowledge and wisdom to us. It can also supply energy and stamina to the lagging physique. Dur-e-Najaf gently attracts a balance of all seven color rays to your body, emotions, and mind. In the process, it corrects any color ray imbalances in your physical and subtle bodies. When you become more balanced on this fundamental level, all aspects of life improve.
- Imam Jaffar e Sadiq & Imam Hassan al Askari have said that wearing a Dur-e-Najaf has a great sawab.
- Imam Jaffar e Sadiq that all Momineen and Mominaat feel happy when they sight this stone.
- When some blessings come to you do not drive them away through thanklessness.
When a person wears a ring of Durre Najaf, at his every glance towards it, Allah gives him the reward of Ziyarat, Hajj and Umrah, which are kept in his record of action.