(MENAFN - Jordan Times) His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday inaugurated the Prophet Mohammad Museum at the King Hussein Mosque.
The King toured the facility, where some of the prophet's belongings were on display, including a single hair from his beard and his letter to the Byzantine emperor of Eastern Roman Empire, in which he urged him to covert to Islam, a Royal Court statement said.
The museum also includes a sapling of the tree under which Prophet Mohammad rested on his way to the Levant for trade in the pre-Islam era. The tree is located in the badia region.
HRH Prince Ghazi, chief adviser to the King for religious and cultural affairs and the King's personal envoy, also attended the inauguration ceremony along with Royal Court Chief Riyad Abu Karaki, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Abdul Salam Abbadi and other senior officials and officers.
Speaking to the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Abbadi said the museum's belongings hold significant value in the history of Islam.
"The concerned authorities in Jordan will work to bring more of the prophet's belongings to the museum," the minister said.
The museum's design is inspired by Islamic architecture through its domes, arches and the murals and etchings of Koranic verses, King Hussein Mosque's Imam Ghaleb Rababaa told Petra.