Shrine of Sheikh Balak, Erbil, Kurdistan
Erbilia Online Magazine - Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Shrine of Sheikh Balak

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Shrine of Sheikh Balak in Kurdistan

Kurdistan boasts a large number of historic places that tourists and locals flock to visit. Sheikh Balak Shrine, one of the oldest historic religious landmarks, was built by Sheikh Muhammed Balak who was an Islamic leader in the seventeenth century. His followers exceeded the thousand during the Sahrawardi Tarika. Descendants of his followers,  in addition to the residents of the area, visit the shrine on regular basis, as well as local and international media, who consider it among Iraq’s oldest religious tourism highlights.

ضريح شيخ بالك

يضم الضريح – في بلدة حاج عمران- قبر الشيخ محمد بالك الذي يُعتبر من الشخصيات الإسلامية البارزة في القرن السابع عشر . فقد كان الشيخ محمد بالك مرشدا للطرق السهروردية ، وقدّر عدد أتباعه بحوالى ألف مريد وذلك نتيجة لصلاحه واتصافه بمكارم الأخلاق .و يعتبر الموقع من ضمن المناطق السياحة الدينية ، حيث يرتاده مريدوه كما و سكان المنطقة